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Originally Posted by BigCactus;12999577 
Actually there is two pcie 2.0 x16 slots and it runs in x8/x8 mode for sli.

not in the board specs it aint and no where doe's ASUS mention this board can handle Sli mode

dude, you need to read the @%$^$%^ manual before you say something like that. here's a pic of the manual you should have read.

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NO SLI SUPPORT!!!! do you see SLi anywhere in that section?

next time invest in some time investigating about you hardware....before you end up looking like a prat again.
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apologies, I was not looking at the Pro.....

but still doe's not state cables included
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post #43 of 53
You don't actually need the bridge, but you'll take a performance hit without one. Having the bridge just gives more bandwidth between the cards.
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post #44 of 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by Plex;12999805 
You don't actually need the bridge, but you'll take a performance hit without one. Having the bridge just gives more bandwidth between the cards.

For SLI, the bridge is unavoidable. Without it, you can set them up to run different monitors, but you can't use them on the same monitor/application at the same time.
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post #45 of 53
For those stating that high end cards come with the sli bridge that is false neither of my 580gtx's came with them, but the p8p67-pro did.
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^ Neither did my 570's.

sli bridges almost always come with the mobo.
xfire bridges almost always come with the card.
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post #47 of 53
Both my 5870's came with 2 short ribbons. My motherboard came with 2 long ones and 2 short ones. ATI is just like; "CROSSFIRE RIBBONS! GIVE THEM CROSSFIRE RIBBONS, THEY MIGHT LOVE US MORE!"
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If you board was not shipped with one, check the manual for the item list. If none, you're boards not SLI. most likey Xfire only.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkG;12999791 
apologies, I was not looking at the Pro.....

but still doe's not state cables included
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmchugh;13000176 
If you board was not shipped with one, check the manual for the item list. If none, you're boards not SLI. most likey Xfire only.

For the last time, it's sli capable, lol. baaasmiley.gif
    
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