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what about the quad then? is asrock lying?
or is it because they merely mean quad sli as e.g. 2x590, while you mean e.g. 4x580?

but shouldn't tri-sli "overrule" dual? is x8x8x4 even the only thing required to e.g. run three 580s? because i haven't come across clear requirements yet. only people speculating.
I'm the one who writes 'Quad' or 'Dual', based on the specifications, not what the company claims.

The Extreme7 DOES support Quad-SLi. It's a better board.

All motherboards that support SLi support Quad-SLi in the form of two GTX 590. Even the (Dual @x4) boards.

But PCIe x4 might hold back a GTX 590 (there have been no formal tests as of yet).

As for the triple 580s.. You can run them on three PCIe x4 slots, so x8x8x4 would definitely work..

But like I said, it keeps it easier to stick with Dual @x8 because I can't write Triple @x4 and because this is the only board that supports x8x8x4.
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I'm the one who writes 'Quad' or 'Dual', based on the specifications, not what the company claims.
hence me asking whether the company claims something wrong or your criteria simply are different...

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As for the triple 580s.. You can run them on three PCIe x4 slots, so x8x8x4 would definitely work..
that's exactly what i needed to know. so i could get a cheap third used 570 (580 was just an example) in 1-2 years when the power of two is not enough any more.
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hence me asking whether the company claims something wrong or your criteria simply are different...



that's exactly what i needed to know. so i could get a cheap third used 570 (580 was just an example) in 1-2 years when the power of two is not enough any more.
In 2 years you'd be better off with a single 8000 or 700 series card. The power draw of 3 570s and the 4x PCIe lane would severely diminish the benefit of a 3rd card.
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hence me asking whether the company claims something wrong or your criteria simply are different...
The companies usually don't claim anything wrong, unless they're unaware.
They cover their butts pretty well.

But like I said, I just don't think it's worth it to skew the list for one board

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that's exactly what i needed to know. so i could get a cheap third used 570 (580 was just an example) in 1-2 years when the power of two is not enough any more.
In one year, a GTX 570 could be worth 100$ and will likely not add much to your rig.
I would advise selling the two GTX 570s you currently have when something better comes out (or preferably a bit before!).
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The Asus ROG boards maximus 4 extreme-z and gene-z seems to only have 8 cpu phases, based on what you can read on Asus website. Is gene-z a hardcore oc board? Or will I do better with a UD4, or gd65 board?
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The Asus ROG boards maximus 4 extreme-z and gene-z seems to only have 8 cpu phases, based on what you can read on Asus website. Is gene-z a hardcore oc board? Or will I do better with a UD4, or gd65 board?
Yes, the gene-z can oc your cpu like crazy. The uefi bios has a lot more tweaks for overclocking than my old p67 asrock fatality.
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I am afraid trashing it or getting a board that have difficulties benching 5.5ghz+. I am not sure the gene-z is really made for that.
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ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3):

Newegg claims it supports QUAD SLI - is this incorrect?

Can you run Triple SLI on it?

Just Dual?
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I am afraid trashing it or getting a board that have difficulties benching 5.5ghz+. I am not sure the gene-z is really made for that.
The Gene-Z is just a re-packaged P8P67-M Pro (an awesome board) where they took off one SATA 6.0 connector in favor of HDMI.

If you can find the P8P67-M Pro (even the non-B3 version) for less, I recommend it.

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ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3):

Newegg claims it supports QUAD SLI - is this incorrect?

Can you run Triple SLI on it?

Just Dual?
It only supports Quad-SLi in the GTX 590/HD 6990 way, so no, Triple-SLi won't work..
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Track... why do you have the mive having 20 phase when it only has 8 phase?

am i wrong?
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