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ASUS MAXIMUS VI FORMULA OWNERS CLUB


Manufacturer Website:
http://www.asus.com
Motherboard Information:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/MAXIMUS_VI_FORMULA/
Motherboard Support Page:
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/MAXIMUS_VI_FORMULA/#support

Information
Overview
  • LGA1150 socket for 4th Generation Intel®Core™ i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium® / Celeron® Processors
  • Intel® Z87 Express Chipset
  • CrossChill - Great on air. Cooler with water
  • SupremeFX Formula - Amazing 120dB signal-to-noise ratio with integrated 600ohm-headphone amplifier
  • ROG Armor - Style, strength, and cooling in one
  • Sonic Radar - Scan and detect to dominate
  • mPCIe Combo II With Wi-Fi - Extra connections with new gen support
  • Extreme Engine Digi+ III - Hardcore power delivery with premium components
  • GameFirst II + Intel LAN - Put Your Frags First
  • RAMDisk - Double up on speed with RAM

  • LGA1150 socket for 4th Generation Intel®Core™ i7/ i5/ i3/ Pentium® / Celeron® Processors
    This motherboard supports Intel® 4th generation Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors in the LGA1150 package, with iGPU, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, 2-channel (4 DIMM) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance. Intel® 4th generation Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
  • Intel® Z87 Express Chipset
    The Intel® Z87 Express Chipset is a single-chipset design that supports socket LGA1150 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, Z87 provides a maximum 6 USB 3.0 ports and 6 SATA 6Gb/s ports for faster data retrieval. Moreover, the Intel® Z87 Express Chipset also supports iGPU functions, letting users enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphics performance.
  • CrossChill - Great on air. Cooler with water
    Great on air. 23°C Cooler with water



    Choose between air or water cooling: it works with both! Unlike competing hybrid thermal solution, CrossChill requires no fan, so there's no noise or dust build-up. For those who do venture into water cooling, you can achieve up to 23˚C lower MOSFET temperatures for more stable overclocking! Internally the water channel fins help to maximize the surface area for heat transfer, and thanks to its G1/4 threaded fittings, CrossChill even fits into any existing setup! Don't settle for a second-best solution.
  • SupremeFX Formula - Amazing 120dB signal-to-noise ratio with integrated 600ohm-headphone amplifier
    Amazing 120dB signal-to-noise ratio with integrated 600ohm-headphone amplifier

    SupremeFX Formula delivers premium sound card quality. Combining SupremeFX Shielding technology through physical PCB isolation, grounding separation and EMI cover shielding, while premium components such as ELNA® audio capacitors and German-made WIMA® film capacitors deliver audiophile grade performance. Lossless audio quality is ensured thanks to differential circuit design with high-fidelity operational amplifiers (op-amps) and Cirrus Logic® CS4398 headphone digital/analog converter (DAC) delivering a brilliant 120dB signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Finally the Texas Instruments® TPA6120A2 600ohm headphone amplifier is able to boost every sound detail.

    SupremeFX

    German-made audiophile-grade components. Provide better response in very low and high frequencies, resulting in rumbling explosions and clear gunshots and footsteps.

    Premium ELNA audio capacitors


    Japanese-made audiophile-grade audio capacitors provide warmer, more natural, and realistic sound to enhance immersive gaming experiences. Proven to reproduce in-game sound effects in great detail.
    Differential circuit design with operational amplifiers

    Analog signals from the SupremeFX audio chip are split into two identical but opposing phases via intricate PCB logic. The high-fidelity operational amplifier (op-amp) then combines them while filtering out noise and interference, providing a clear audio stream with double the intensity.
    SupremeFX Shielding Technology

  • ROG Armor - Style, strength, and cooling in one
    Style, strength, and cooling in one

    100% exclusive to ASUS, the ROG Armor is more than just a stylish addition to the ultimate gaming motherboard, it contains two parts; a strong ABS top cover that blocks the heat from graphics cards directly to achieve lower system temperature as well as DIYers can apply their own personal style to, and a fortifying SECC steel support behind the PCB to prevent bending. It also ducts heat away from crucial components via thermal pads.

  • Sonic Radar - Scan and detect to dominate
  • mPCIe Combo II With Wi-Fi - Extra connections with new gen support
    Extra connections with M.2 (NGFF) support

    The next evolution of the mPCIe Combo card gives you even better expandability with the latest standards in connectivity and easy install. You get mini PCI Express 2.0 plus USB 2.0 with an included dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0 module, powered by ASUS-exclusive Wi-Fi GO! Remote and Wi-Fi Engine, which maximize performance for better experiences. It's an instant upgrade to the fastest wireless right on your desktop. All without having to sacrifice a PCI Express slot!

    The compact but versatile mPCIe Combo II further future-proofs your build with M.2 (NGFF, Next Generation Form Factor) connectivity for SSDs. M.2 is a fast and power-efficient standard that aims to replace mPCIe and mSATA, designed to optimize SSD performance. mPCIe Combo II works with your high speed M.2 SSDs and makes the most of their potential, helping you reduce load times to run your OS and games even faster.
  • Extreme Engine Digi+ III - Hardcore power delivery with premium components
    Hardcore power delivery with premium components

    Completely digital architecture attains total control over the Fully Integrated Voltage Regulators (FIVR) of Intel® processors to supply the highest stability and precision for the CPU and memory. The design features dynamic speed adjustments alongside intricate manual controls that allow you to push processors and RAM beyond their limits.

    Power components are also upgraded. NexFET MOSFETs handle up to 90% efficiency in high current delivery under normal operation and better durability in half the size of standard MOSFETs. Exclusive BlackWing chokes remain cool even when sizzling with as much as 60 amps of power with 3-5°C lower temps and minimal-loss power delivery. Japan-made 10K Black Metallic capacitors last five times longer and deliver 20% greater extreme temperature endurance than generic solid state capacitors, easily standing up to hardcore demands.

  • GameFirst II + Intel LAN - Put Your Frags First
  • RAMDisk - Double up on speed with RAM
    Don't waste your RAM: 20X faster storage than SSD!

    ROG RAMDisk easily turns RAM into superfast temporary storage to accelerate operating system performance and reduce load times. It can use up to 80% of available system memory, and accesses files without relocating them to protect data integrity and minimize accidental corruption. To do this, the utility creates junction points which serve as quick links between files and RAM storage. All files are automatically saved and restored to their specific locations on hard drives when you turn your PC off, then go back to RAM when you power on again.
    One click for better performance, efficiency, digital power control, reduced noise, and improved cooling.

    4-Way Optimization starts with Turbo Processing Unit (TPU) - for an instant system speed boost with a single click. Don't waste time trying different settings and configurations: just pick your target CPU frequency - 4200, 4400, 4600MHz - and enjoy performance that really flies!

    The process then moves to the Energy Processing Unit (EPU), which customizes power saving profiles for periods of light use or idle states. Within this module are options to set a TDP cap for low power scenarios, as well as selectively shut off SATA and USB ports when idling.

    Next, DIGI+ VRM optimizes digital power settings to take full advantage of the CPU's built-in digital power delivery, creating a more precise and stable overclocking experience through OCP and LLC presets.

    Finally, Fan Xpert 2 tests and calibrates each individual case fan connected to your motherboard to create selectable cooling profiles that can be further customized upon completion. The ability to assign customized fan curves and/or all-or-nothing temperature thresholds to profiles is also included.
    Most award-winning in segment

    The new ROG UEFI BIOS includes a Last Modified feature that records recent changes. And to make sure you never forget a tuning idea, the in-BIOS Quick Note is perfect for jotting down memos and system details. It sure beats easily-misplaced paper notes! There's also F4 My Favorites and Shortcuts for easy access to the BIOS features you need most, and you can even adjust boot logo size. The new BIOS also lets you name individual SATA ports so you can easily identify them to save time when defining boot sequences and other drive-related settings.

    With ROG Pulse, a cool flashing ROG logo indicates system activity, and very importantly, the helpful SSD Secure Erase has been added, restoring SSD speed from inside the BIOS and with no need for less compatible third party utilities. Click the upper right tab to learn more.
    Recover lost performance. Back to high speed

    SSD performance degrades with time due to overwrite action. ROG is the world's first motherboard brand to integrate SSD Secure Erase into UEFI BIOS for better compatibility and easier use, offering the best removal method to completely delete all data on an SSD to recover lost performance and restore factory speeds.
    Less lag for more win

    Combines superior hardware with intuitive software to control your gaming experience, intelligently lowering pings and prioritizing bandwidth
    GreenASUS

    Motherboards are EU Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, which requires products meet high efficiency standards with regards to energy consumption. This is in line with the ASUS vision of creating environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient products through design and innovation that reduce the carbon footprint of products and thus mitigate ecological impact.

The best protection from viruses and spyware Kaspersky® Anti-Virus Personal offers premium antivirus protection for individual users and home offices. It is based on advanced antivirus technologies. The product incorporates the Kaspersky® Anti-Virus engine, which is renowned for malicious program detection rates that are among the industry's highest.
Whole new design of CPU-Z
ROG CPU-Z is a customized ROG version authorized by CPUID. It has the same functionality and credibility as the original version, with a unique design. Use the whole new look of ROG CPU-Z to truly report your CPU related information and your uniqueness.
The real tool for optical and virtual discs
DAEMON Tools Pro offers essential functionality to backup CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs. It converts optical media into virtual discs and emulates devices to work with the virtual copies. DAEMON Tools Pro organizes data, music, video and photo collections on a PC, notebook or netbook.
Dynamic timing adjustments, DRAM efficiency gauge

When changing DRAM settings in BIOS, it always takes time for the system to reboot. Worry no more! With Mem TweakIt, you can do DRAM tuning in real-time and view your DRAM efficiency score.

Intel® Socket 1150 for 4th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® 22 nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
Intel® Z87
4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 3100(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2500(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Dual Channel Memory Architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
* Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
Integrated Graphics Processor
Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DisplayPort ports
- Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz
- Supports DisplayPort with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D, Quick Sync Video, Clear Video HD Technology, Insider™
Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8 or x8/x4/x4) *1
1 x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1 *2
3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
Intel® Z87 chipset : *3
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology *4
Intel® Z87 chipset :
1 x M.2 (NGFF) Socket 2 on mPCIe Combo II expansion card(s), black
Support M.2 (NGFF) Type 2242 SSD card (22mm x 42mm), Support PCI express 2.0 x1 and SATA 6Gb/s standards
ASMedia® ASM1061 controller : *5
4 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), red
Intel® I217V, 1 x Gigabit LAN Controller(s)
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac*6
Supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz
Bluetooth V4.0
Bluetooth V3.0+HS
ROG SupremeFX Formula 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- Cirrus Logic® CS4398 DAC: 120 dB SNR, -107 dB THD+N (Max. 192 kHz/ 24 -bit)
- TI 6120A2 high fidelity headphone amplifier
- WIMA® film capacitors
- ELNA® premium audio capacitors
- High-fidelity audio OP AMP(s)
- Differential circuit design
Audio Feature :
- Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection
- Sonic Radar
- DTS Connect
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel
Intel® Z87 chipset : *7
4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (2 at back panel, blue, 2 at mid-board)
Intel® Z87 chipset : *8
8 x USB 2.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, black, 4 at mid-board)
ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller :
4 x USB 3.0 port(s) (4 at back panel, blue)
CrossChill (Hybrid air and liquid cooling)*9
ROG Armor (including top cover and SECC steel backplate)*10
mPCIe Combo II (mPCIe/M.2 combo card)
Extreme Engine Digi+ III :

- 8 + 2 phase power design
- NexFET™ Power Block MOSFET
- 60A BlackWing Chokes
- 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
ProbeIt
UEFI BIOS features :

- ROG BIOS Print
- GPU.DIMM Post
- Tweakers' Paradise
- ROG SSD Secure Erase
ROG RAMDisk
GameFirst II
Extreme Tweaker
ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization :
- The tuning key perfectly consolidates ASUS-exclusive DIGI+ Power Control, TPU, EPU, and Fan Xpert 2 optimize the digital power setting, system performance, power saving and whole system cooling configuration
CPU Level Up
ASUS Wi-Fi GO!

- Wi-Fi GO! Function: Cloud GO!, Media Streaming Hub, Smart Sensor Control, Remote Desktop, Remote Keyboard & Mouse, File Transfer, Capture & Send
- Wi-Fi Engine for network sharing and connection: Client Mode, AP Mode
- Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote for portable Smartphone/Tablet, supporting iOS & Android systems
ASUS Exclusive Features :
- GPU Boost
- USB BIOS Flashback
- AI Suite 3
- Ai Charger+
- USB Charger+
- USB 3.0 Boost
- Disk Unlocker
ASUS EZ DIY :
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS Q-Design :
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-Code
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Connector
Overclocking Protection :
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Windows® 8.1
Windows® 8
Windows® 7
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
6 x USB 3.0 (blue)
4 x USB 2.0
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
6 x Audio jack(s)
1 x Clear CMOS button(s)
1 x ROG Connect On/ Off switch(es)
1 x USB 3.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.0 port(s)
2 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 4 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x TPM connector(s)
10 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s)
1 x CPU OPT Fan connector(s)
3 x Chassis Fan connector(s)
3 x Optional Fan connector(s)
1 x S/PDIF out header(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector(s)
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x System panel(s)
1 x DirectKey Button(s)
1 x DRCT header(s)
1 x MemOK! button(s)
10 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
3 x Thermal sensor connector(s)
1 x Power-on button(s)
1 x Reset button(s)
1 x FastBoot switch(es)
1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header(s)
1 x mPCIe Combo II connector(s)
User's manual
I/O Shield
8 x SATA 6Gb/s cable(s)
1 x ASUS 2T2R dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas (Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant)
1 x SLI bridge(s)
1 x Q-connector(s) (2 in 1)
1 x 12 in 1 ROG Cable Label(s)
1 x mPCIe Combo II card(s) with dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth v4.0/3.0+HS module
1 x ROG Door Hanger(s)
64Mb UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.7, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI5.0a Multi-Language BIOS
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.7, WOL by PME, PXE
Drivers
ROG GAMEFIRST II
ROG RAMDisk
ROG CPU-Z
ROG Mem TweakIt
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
ASUS WebStorage
ASUS Utilities
ATX Form Factor
12 inch x 9.6 inch ( 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm )
*1: x8/x4/x4 mode is supported by Intel® 4rd generation Core™ Processors
*2: The mini-PCIe slot is pre-installed with a Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module on mPCIe Combo II expansion card.
*3: SATA 6Gb/s port 5 will be disabled when M.2 slot on mPCIe Combo II is in use.
*4: The functions support depends on the CPU types.
*5: These SATA ports are for data hard drives only. ATAPI devices are not supported.
*6: The Wi-Fi standard of 802.11ac will be restricted by countries' regulations. Wi-Fi 802.11ac feature will be supported under the complete
*7: Support ASUS USB 3.0 Boost, UASP standard on the Intel native USB 3.0 is only supported under Windows® 8.
*8: 2 x USB2.0 ports at mid-board shares with ROG extension (ROG_EXT) port.
*9: Supports G1/4" threaded fittings. Fittings require separate purchase.
*10: Chassis must conform to ATX specification for successful installation: brass stand-offs of at least 6mm are required.

ASUS MAXIMUS VI FORMULA OWNERS


ASUS MAXIMUS VI FORMULA PICTURE GALLERY
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Currently running a 4770K with 8GB of G-Skill and a 560 Ti

I am in the midst of a case swap and am waiting for some fittings a couple of fans and a new RX360 V3 to finish my build.

Hulk - did you get your fans worked out yet?
 

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Count me in, haven't updated my specs here on OCN yet because I'm trying to get my WiFi to work on the board. Anyone else have an issue with the WiFi saying 'not connected'???

edit: It worked when I first set up the computer and I think when I updated the BIOS this issue started. Not sure though.

edit 2 [SOLVED]: I went to Lenovos site (http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS038184) and downloaded the WiFi driver from them. This driver works as opposed to the one provided on the ASUS website.
 

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Hulk - saw your other thread.

Only the "CPU fan" is PWM. If you set the Q control to "Auto" in the BIOS, then you can use the PWM function in AISuite.

My Noctua F12 will run as low as 17%, which is 260rpm, whereas the same fan in a non "CPU FAN" header will run only as low as 47%, which is 760rpm.

Don't forget though, you can daisy chain more than one fan onto the PWM signal as long as they add up to less than 1 amp (12 watts). (although I'm not sure what would happen if you used different fans)
 

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Count me in, haven't updated my specs here on OCN yet because I'm trying to get my WiFi to work on the board. Anyone else have an issue with the WiFi saying 'not connected'???

edit: It worked when I first set up the computer and I think when I updated the BIOS this issue started. Not sure though.

edit 2 [SOLVED]: I went to Lenovos site (http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS038184) and downloaded the WiFi driver from them. This driver works as opposed to the one provided on the ASUS website.
Nice
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Hulk - saw your other thread.

Only the "CPU fan" is PWM. If you set the Q control to "Auto" in the BIOS, then you can use the PWM function in AISuite.

My Noctua F12 will run as low as 17%, which is 260rpm, whereas the same fan in a non "CPU FAN" header will run only as low as 47%, which is 760rpm.

Don't forget though, you can daisy chain more than one fan onto the PWM signal as long as they add up to less than 1 amp (12 watts). (although I'm not sure what would happen if you used different fans)
Thanks Wihglah
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I was worried since speedfan isn't updated, but Fan Xpert2 does the same thing so this definitely worked out. My pump is running 1500rpm right now
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I did not want to install AI Suite on this computer, it is pretty interesting program though

Nice rig btw
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the cooler scares me
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Originally Posted by Dankebudz View Post

Count me in, haven't updated my specs here on OCN yet because I'm trying to get my WiFi to work on the board. Anyone else have an issue with the WiFi saying 'not connected'???

edit: It worked when I first set up the computer and I think when I updated the BIOS this issue started. Not sure though.

edit 2 [SOLVED]: I went to Lenovos site (http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS038184) and downloaded the WiFi driver from them. This driver works as opposed to the one provided on the ASUS website.
What BIOS are you using?

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the cooler scares me
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me too - it keeps stalling. There are upsides though:

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this was my 3770K before I killed it.
 

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Question on this board as it's at the top of my list for my new build - but I'm having a lot of trouble finding somewhere that explains how PCI expansions work, and why 16x8x8 supports somethings, and why 8x4x4 doesn't support others, etc.

If some one has an overview thread of SLI, PCI, and how it all works I'd like to educate myself on it.

But in the meantime, I'd just like to know if this board will support 3 way SLI of NVidia cards? Namely 3 780 Ti.

Again, it would seem getting educated on what configuration of PCIe support what types of video card configurations is hard to come by, but I would love to be educated on it - as well as get the short answer to what the board supports.

Thanks much.
 

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SLI only works on x8 channels. The Formula VI has 3 x16 slots, but if you use two, you only get x8 on both, which is OK for SLI, but if you fill 3, then you get 1 x8 and 2 x4, which is no good for SLI.

So, no, you can't do tri-SLI on the Formula VI.

You can do tri-crossfire though.
 

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SLI only works on x8 channels. The Formula VI has 3 x16 slots, but if you use two, you only get x8 on both, which is OK for SLI, but if you fill 3, then you get 1 x8 and 2 x4, which is no good for SLI.

So, no, you can't do tri-SLI on the Formula VI.

You can do tri-crossfire though.
...and this new chipset is the result of Haswell technology, whereas the Formula boards in the past have supported 3-way SLI no problem, right?
 

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Me too. No issues so far.
 

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Thought I'd pop my head in here.
Put my new rig together last night with this bad boy.
Letting things run clock to test stability before ocing mew new 4770k
Welcome to the unofficial Formula VI owners club

Pics of your rig are always welcome.
 

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Some of my fittings came:

 

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Wow! - a couple of days of mild panic are over.
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I installed all my new fittings - and my no load temps shot up by 8*C! Load temps were +15*C

I re-seated my water block 4 times to no improvement.

I removed the Koolance Quick Disconnects and got 2*C back and I just finished removing the Bitspower 60* fittings. Back down to where I should be.
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I've decided to relegate the Disconnects to my drain system and avoid the angle fittings altogether. Damn - what a waste of cash!

On the upside - My new RX360 v3 and Jetflos are on their way.
 
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