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Quote:
Originally Posted by Track;14917915 
NF200 P67/Z68 boards allow the ability to run x16/x16, but I believe the M4E runs at x16/x8/x8/x8.
It is an NF200 Board and look...
4 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8 or x8, x16, x16)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x4
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1

More proof:
Fast forward to 7:10
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsjNU_KnDtc[/ame]
   
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Quote:
Originally Posted by asuperpower View Post
It is an NF200 Board and look...
4 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8 or x8, x16, x16)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x4
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1

More proof:
Fast forward to 7:10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsjNU_KnDtc
If I'm not mistaken, it supports:

- x16
- x8/x8
- x16/x16/x8

Which means that it doesn't support x16/x16, even though it supports x16/x16/x8, because the NF200 doesn't "kick in" unless there are 3 cards installed.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Track View Post
If I'm not mistaken, it supports:

- x16
- x8/x8
- x16/x16/x8

Which means that it doesn't support x16/x16, even though it supports x16/x16/x8, because the NF200 doesn't "kick in" unless there are 3 cards installed.
It still allows 16x 16x regardless. Why would Asus make it only allow 16x 16x when there are 3 cards installed? Look at 7:40 in the video.
   
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Expansion Slots

4 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single @x16, dual @x8, triple @x8, x16, x16 )
1 x PCIe 2.0 x4
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1


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Quote:
Originally Posted by asuperpower View Post
It still allows 16x 16x regardless. Why would Asus make it only allow 16x 16x when there are 3 cards installed? Look at 7:40 in the video.
who knows for sure, but they do... it should be changeable with a bios update if asus ever decides to change it... my guess is that with the decreased latency without going though the NF200 chip @ x8/x8 provides similar performance @ x16/x16 through the NF200
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All I know right now, is that on my P67A-UD7 board, if you use two cards, it's x8/x8. And if you use three cards it's x16/x8/x8, four cards x8/x8/x8/x8 - as in, the third and fourth slots share bandwidth with the first and second slots.

So, it can never bee x16/x16/x8 because as soon as you use a third slot, you lose one x16.
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Someone gave me rep today telling me how this list has helped him, and asking whether I will do the same for Sandy Bridge-E.

Of course I will!

As soon as there's conclusive information about SB-E, I will transform this thread into the "X79, P67 & Z68" motherboard comparison list.

I hope to evolve this thread for months to come
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Hello guys I have a little issue with my z68. When I power up my pc there is like 15-25 sec delay before it hit the post/bios. Already tried to unplug the USB devices even run it without 570 gtx still there was delay any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Someone gave me rep today telling me how this list has helped him, and asking whether I will do the same for Sandy Bridge-E.

Of course I will!

As soon as there's conclusive information about SB-E, I will transform this thread into the "X79, P67 & Z68" motherboard comparison list.

I hope to evolve this thread for months to come
That was me. Thank you. It has helped me a lot. This list was the reason why I joined OCN. I never understood motherboards let alone their product names until I saw this.
   
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M4 aM4azing SSD [64GB] Kingston HyperX HypersoniX SSD [120GB] Kingston SSDNow V100+ 6Gb/s SSD [60GB] Seagate 7200RPM HDD [1TB] 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Samsung DVD Drive Noctua NH-D14 AeroCool Shark case fan Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Yamakasi Catleap Q270 LED 27" IPS Display Samsung SyncMaster 2033 23" secondary utility d... Das Model S Ultimate Silent Corsair AX-850 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
HAF X Steelseries Sensei [RAW] Rubberised AG Holomat Interdyn P1.5 Hi-Fi speakers 
AudioAudioAudio
Rotel R8-9608X amplifier Lexicon Lambda Audio Interface Grado SR125i 
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Intel i7 2600k Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z EVGA GTX 880 G.Skill RipjawsX 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 4x4GB [16GB] 
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Crucial M4 aM4azing SSD [64GB] Kingston HyperX HypersoniX SSD [120GB] Kingston V200+ SSD [64GB] Seagate SpinPoint 7200.12 [1TB, 2x500GB partiti... 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Super Writemaster DVD Drive Arqtik 180SDD TEC Arqtik Single TEC Controller AquaComputer AquagraFX GTX880 Waterblock 
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XSPC RS360 Koolance PMP-450 Bitspower G/14 compression fittings - Matte bla... PrimoChill PrimoFlex Tubing (7/16x5/8) 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
FrozenQ Liquid Fusion V Series 250 ml Reservoir... 3xScythe 120mm SlipStream 1900rpm Fan Windows 9 - Home edition Catleap Q270 LED Primary S-IPS display 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster 2033 secondary utility display Das Model S Ultimate Silent Corsair AX-850 Coolermaster HAF-X 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Steelseries Sensei AG Holomat Interdyn Hi-Fi speakers Rotel R8-960BX Amplifier 
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Lexicon Lambda USB Audio Interface with Phantom... CF Wrap :p 3x PrimoChill Anti-Microbial tube coil 
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OCZ Z-Drive R4 CloudServ (3.2TB) Blu-Ray USB Replicator Blu-Ray drive EK HF Supreme Waterblock 
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EK FC680 DCUII Waterblock [x3] EK Rampage IV Extreme Waterblock 3xXSPC RX480 [1x480 for CPU] [2x480 for GPU] 1xXSPC RX240 [For motherboard waterblock] 
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2xFrozenQ liquid fusion 400mm [1 for each loop] 6x Laing D5 [4x for CPU+GPU waterblock] [2x for... Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Linux Ubuntu 
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Hello guys I have a little issue with my z68. When I power up my pc there is like 15-25 sec delay before it hit the post/bios. Already tried to unplug the USB devices even run it without 570 gtx still there was delay any thoughts would be appreciated.
I can't say this conclusively, but I had the same issue on my old 680i SLi.

It ended up being the board that was faulty. I replaced it and everything ran fine.

I would post the question in its own thread on the board, though. You might get more help.

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That was me. Thank you. It has helped me a lot. This list was the reason why I joined OCN. I never understood motherboards let alone their product names until I saw this.
Wow, I mean.. it makes me feel so joyful to know I could affect someone's life in that way..
I remember when I first began trying to understand computers and computer components.. it took me so long to get my head around an entire subject.
I still think the best way to learn is one-on-one with someone who can literally answer every question you can think of.

It's for people like you that I am working on a FAQ to explain every criteria in the list. I realize now that there are plenty of people on OCN who don't know what VRM power means and I am dedicated to reaching them now.

I'll be really glad when X79 hits the web. It will allow me to have the sleek design I once had with the P67 boards, before the Z68 boards came about.
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