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    P6X58D
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    SLI FTW3
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post #1 of 16
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I was gonna return my P6X58D mobo for no Tri-SLI support and get an EVGA SLI FTW3 board, but then I realized the P6X58D has 16+2 power phases and the EVGA has 8+2. How big of a difference does this make, and which board should I keep?
Edited by Aniki - 1/8/11 at 9:08pm
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post #2 of 16
You really want to TRI-sli?
post #3 of 16
Not that big of a difference. If you were heavily oc'ing, it might, but otherwise, you won't ever see the difference.

And personally, I would keep the asus board. Better cooling, better warranty, and a more established motherboard brand. I know evga has been around for a little while, but look at how long asus has been around. I'd take an asus board over an evga board any day.
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post #4 of 16
16+ only matter's in Extreme OC'ing above 4.5GHZ.

8+is fine for any convential overclock.
    
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post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by srsdude View Post
You really want to TRI-sli?
A little, I think it'd be cool to try.

Also, my wireless card is PCI, so I would have to buy a PCI-E wireless card if I keep this mobo.
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post #6 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aniki View Post
A little, I think it'd be cool to try.

Also, my wireless card is PCI, so I would have to buy a PCI-E wireless card if I keep this mobo.
Prepare for takeoff! Tri-SLI makes them run quite a bit hotter than they do in two-way SLI. I've recently gone that route and provided you don't mind the noise from the fans its quite nice.
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post #7 of 16
TRI sli scales bad.

anything over 2GPU's becomes an issue. and isnt good performance from a cost perspective.

always go with 2 single GPU card's.

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Prepare for takeoff! Tri-SLI makes them run quite a bit hotter than they do in two-way SLI. I've recently gone that route and provided you don't mind the noise from the fans its quite nice.
    
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post #9 of 16
Keep your current board.
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post #10 of 16
I'm actually interested in this as well since I am trying to decide between the ASUS P8P67 DELUXE and ASUS Sabertooth P67. They are also 16+2 vs. 8+2. Can anyone give solid facts as to what a difference this is going to make for overclocking and everything else?
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