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post #1 of 6
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I need some help with the pci-e card set up....
I run a rampage III mobo and have 3 cards, 2 sli & 1 for phys-x/folding

Should the 2 in sli be 8 X 8 and the oddball in 16 or doesn't it matter ?

1st slot says X 16 v2.0
3rd says X 8 v2.0
4th says X 8 v1.1

If I go from the 4th to 2nd would that be X8 2.0 ?

Or is all so minor it don't matter ?
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post #2 of 6
Put your SLI cards in slot one and three, and put your Physx/Folding card in slot four. Nothing wrong with running SLI in 16x/8x.
post #3 of 6
In all honesty it doesn't really matter. Performance loss isn't much. I'd have the the two 480's in the first two, and the folding card in the last one.



But you could have x16, x16 SLI if you didn't have the extra card... If you even need it.
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But you could have x16, x16 SLI if you didn't have the extra card... If you even need it.
I need the 3rd card for a 3rd monitor I added.
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I need the 3rd card for a 3rd monitor I added.

Ok, then you'll be fine.




But why not use surround vision?
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The monitors are not the same.. 1 is a 7" touch screen case mod.
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