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Hello Guys

This will be my first SLi setup ive ever had and i was wondering if its possible to run two GTX 580 in SLI and also a Killer 2100 gaming network card. in the same sandybridge mobo.

I know that the two GTX 580 will be running at 8x,the question will be if i have enough bandwith to run the killer 2100 also?


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post #2 of 11
Yes.
post #3 of 11
It sure will the Killer 2100 is only a PCI-e x1 so I don't believe there is any motherboard where that would effect the bandwidth of the PCI-e x16 slots, which you will be wanting to run at x8/x8.
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you'll be fine. That Killer 2100 was a waste btw.
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post #5 of 11
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you'll be fine. That Killer 2100 was a waste btw.
Ive heard that before,but it has worked here though

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Ive heard that before,but it has worked here though

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has it improved on anything? i've heard it really helps if you're torrenting or sharing large files over the network constantly. but for gaming or anything like that while not doing the former, it does not help at all?
post #7 of 11
Well he does have Realtek LAN as his onboard LAN so while it still may be a marginal upgrade he is at least going from the worst to the best rather than from Intel LAN to Killer.
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post #8 of 11
Buy a board with teaming, throw the killer in the trash can

WS Revolution and UD7 are the only boards 2x 16 lanes

Both provide teaming and with 2x 580's the extra bandwidth can't hurt
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post #9 of 11
You can runt the Killer card in the 3rd PCIE slot which is 4x of the chip-set and not CPU which will still leave the GPUs @ 8x.
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Well he does have Realtek LAN as his onboard LAN so while it still may be a marginal upgrade he is at least going from the worst to the best rather than from Intel LAN to Killer.
Exactly.
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