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all boards advertised with SLI capabilities have to have 8x/8x not 16x/4x
What is actually supported and what some consumers believe is supported is not always the same.

There are plenty of ppl (even OCN members), who will see 2x fullsize "16x" pcie slots and assume the board supports sli out of the box or that those slots are actually full 16x slots - especially if it is an intel chipset mobo and/or those slots are double spaced

Sometimes a reminder or comment on the contrary is often required
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I actually just went back to x58 from a P67 setup. Between the two I just like the flexibility of the x58 when it comes to using multiple PCIe devices. That being said, the P67 setup I had was great. Easy to overclock, was as good as my 980x in gaming. You can get a 2500k and the Asrock Extreme 4 pretty cheap and it will run cooler than an x58 setup. If you are on water then that wouldn't really matter. Power consumption is lower by about 100watts in nearly identical setups, i.e. I7 950 with dual cards versus an I7 2600k with dual cards. Not a lot, but if you are an ECO crazy person then it matters. The really nice thing about x58 is that since it has been out for awhile, it's more refined/mature and a lot of times you can get a great setup used for less than a P67 setup. You won't go wrong with either setup in my opinion, so look for which one has the features you want.
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What is actually supported and what some consumers believe is supported is not always the same.

There are plenty of ppl (even OCN members), who will see 2x fullsize "16x" pcie slots and assume the board supports sli out of the box or that those slots are actually full 16x slots - especially if it is an intel chipset mobo and/or those slots are double spaced

Sometimes a reminder or comment on the contrary is often required
lol yea i guess that is why they post then.
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