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Any motherboard which can?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by bio-infection, 12 Apr 2010.

  1. bio-infection


    Joined: 29 Mar 2010

    Posts: 21

    Is there any sckt 1156 motherboard which can do x16 and x16 for crossfire. Or is it only possible on a x58 chipset?
  2. cmndr_andi


    Joined: 23 Apr 2009

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    Location: Cheshire

    Unfortunately not, even the most expensive P55 boards like the EVGA p55 Classified 200 are limited to x8 when using multi-GPUs.

    As well as the X58 platform, AMD boards like the 790FX can do x16x16.
  3. Temi_D

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Jul 2009

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  4. richb93

    Wise Guy

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    Crazy, on an x4 slot you still get 95% performance!! :eek::eek::eek:
  5. adrichardson81

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    Actually the Maximus 3 extreme will let you have up to 3 at 16x. I think the EVGA *** 200 lets you have 16x for the primary and 8x for the secondaries.

    Like Temi D said, you're not going to notice the performance difference if you drop down to 8x. Bear in mind that some brands disable the 2nd slot if you enable SATA 3/USB 3, as they use the 2nd 8x lane.