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Hey I've got a gigabyte ex58-ds4, and i thought it had SLI capability, but it hasn't. Just wondering what are the major differences in each manufacturers x58 flagship boards. Also with the ex58-extreme from gigabyte, is the only major thing different to my board SLI and a massive heatsink?
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hmm yes it does have SLI *JaKe*
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I think the only real differences offered are in the means of sata connectors, cooling and rear panel ports (usb, firewire, etc...) I believe occasionally there will be a different number of pci slots on similar boards.

I think all X58 boards are capable of SLI via software with the 180.48 drivers.
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I thought they all could do both sli or crossfire but everything I've been reading says that this particular board doesn't support it. Still I'm not sure though.
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Originally Posted by dcshoejake View Post
hmm yes it does have SLI *JaKe*
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Originally Posted by BigJeebz View Post
I think the only real differences offered are in the means of sata connectors, cooling and rear panel ports (usb, firewire, etc...) I believe occasionally there will be a different number of pci slots on similar boards.

I think all X58 boards are capable of SLI via software with the 180.48 drivers.
It only supports crossfire:
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...ProductID=2959

Crossfire only:

- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128366


SLi and Crossfire:

- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128362

- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128361


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Originally Posted by hout17 View Post
I thought they all could do both sli or crossfire but everything I've been reading says that this particular board doesn't support it. Still I'm not sure though.
You read right. Just crossfire.
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post #6 of 10
Couple differences would be some are limited to 1333MHz DDR3, while others support up to 2000MHz DDR3. And the PCI-E bandwidth varies in triple-SLI / or CF.
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post #7 of 10
So is that just gigabyte not wanting to pay for the SLI licensing for that particular board?
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post #8 of 10
Oh shoot, thinking of a diff motherboard.. *JaKe*
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post #9 of 10
here's a list of the differences...
http://www.giga-byte.com/FileList/We...x58_models.htm
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post #10 of 10
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No this is the only board that doesn't support SLI which i'm bummed about. The EVGA x58 looks good, looks nice n overclockable
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