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and just a quicky, ASUS doe's not supply sli cables with the P8P67 -M

Accessories included:
User's manual
1 x I/O Shield
1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
2 x SATA 6.0Gb/s cables

no sli cables there....RTFM mate
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My mobo came with both SLI and Crossfire bridges, pretty sure my card came with at least 1 crossfire bridge. You buying out of the back of trucks or something?
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post #33 of 53
another point I might make is that the Sli would be real shoddy with the PCI-E config on this board

Expansion Slots
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1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (black, max.@x4 mode, compatible with PCIe x 1 and x4 devices)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1
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post #34 of 53
My motherboard included a tri-sli bridge. All 3 of my 9800gtx+'s came with 2-way bridges.

If you buy enthusiast components you will get the enthusiast parts.
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post #35 of 53
Not every motherboard is SLI compatible.

I've never purchased a motherboard that came with an xfire bridge...sli, yes.

I might have a spare laying around, but I'd rather not send it to you to only find out you fried a pcie lane or your mobo.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkG;12999446 
another point I might make is that the Sli would be real shoddy with the PCI-E config on this board

Expansion Slots
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (blue, single@16 mode)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (black, max.@x4 mode, compatible with PCIe x 1 and x4 devices)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1

Ah even more reason. Plus the board you linked is $150. The normal one is $190.
$40 difference.
Now throw in $15 of SLI/Crossfire bridges and you get $165.
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just confirmed it, the P8P67 doe's not support Sli. P67 doe's to some extent, but not your board.... Asus has certified the P8P67 only for crossfireX...probably the reason you did not get a sli bridge with the board..

P8P67-M

REV 3.0 - New P67 B3 Revision
Green Motherboard with Real-Time O.C. Tunings on Intel P67 Platform
•ASUS EPU - Energy Efficiency All Around
•EFI BIOS (EZ Mode) - Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface
•ASUS TurboV - Easy, Real-Time O.C. Tunings
•Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support
•USB3.0/SATA 6Gb/s Support - Double Access, Double Convenience
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkG;12999446 
another point I might make is that the Sli would be real shoddy with the PCI-E config on this board

Expansion Slots
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (blue, single@16 mode)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (black, max.@x4 mode, compatible with PCIe x 1 and x4 devices)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1

Actually there is two pcie 2.0 x16 slots and it runs in x8/x8 mode for sli.
    
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkG;12999526 
just confirmed it, the P8P67 doe's not support Sli. P67 doe's to some extent, but not your board.... Asus has certified the P8P67 only for crossfireX...probably the reason you did not get a sli bridge with the board..

P8P67-M

REV 3.0 - New P67 B3 Revision
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•ASUS EPU - Energy Efficiency All Around
•EFI BIOS (EZ Mode) - Flexible & Easy BIOS Interface
•ASUS TurboV - Easy, Real-Time O.C. Tunings
•Quad-GPU CrossFireX Support
•USB3.0/SATA 6Gb/s Support - Double Access, Double Convenience

You must not be looking at the pro version. SLi is actually written on the motherboard.
    
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLastPriest;12999437 
My mobo came with both SLI and Crossfire bridges, pretty sure my card came with at least 1 crossfire bridge. You buying out of the back of trucks or something?

Only buy out of trucks if I need unregistered firearms. sniper.gif

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