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Smoothie January 26, 2010 08:03 AM

Not too bad, but im sticking with the Classified. I can always add a 3.0 Controller Card if needed.

gingerbee January 26, 2010 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Smoothie (Post 323546)
Not too bad, but im sticking with the Classified. I can always add a 3.0 Controller Card if needed.

my thinking too:biggrin:

johnjohn January 26, 2010 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by MAC (Post 323379)
No, they use the PCIe lanes from the southbridge. All 32 PCIe lanes from the northbridge are still available for the graphics cards.

To be clear, the board has only 2 x "PCIe x 1 slot" (or 2 x 500MB/s slot), means if i occupy both the USB3.0 port, both the slots on board are dead, right?

Another question is the "Marvell 9128" which feeds the 2x SATA 6Gb/s port (or 2 x 600Mb/s), can it support it in native, without the need to steal from PCIe lanes?

lowfat January 26, 2010 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Smoothie (Post 323546)
Not too bad, but im sticking with the Classified. I can always add a 3.0 Controller Card if needed.

As an owner of both, my suggestion as well. $380 for a Gigabyte board is just too much IMO.

MAC January 26, 2010 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by johnjohn (Post 323906)
To be clear, the board has only 2 x "PCIe x 1 slot" (or 2 x 500MB/s slot), means if i occupy both the USB3.0 port, both the slots on board are dead, right?

Another question is the "Marvell 9128" which feeds the 2x SATA 6Gb/s port (or 2 x 600Mb/s), can it support it in native, without the need to steal from PCIe lanes?

I actually made a little error above. The X58 chipset has 36 PCI-E lanes, and those four extra lanes are being utilized for USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s, while the 6 PCI-E x1 lanes from the ICH10R southbridge are used to feed the PCI-E x1 slots, the audio codec, and the two Gigabit LAN ports.

johnjohn January 27, 2010 06:14 PM

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Originally Posted by MAC (Post 323918)
I actually made a little error above. The X58 chipset has 36 PCI-E lanes, and those four extra lanes are being utilized for USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s, while the 6 PCI-E x1 lanes from the ICH10R southbridge are used to feed the PCI-E x1 slots, the audio codec, and the two Gigabit LAN ports.

Thank you for answering my questions. :punk:
So in a nutshell I can Crossfire, utilizing both the "PCI Express x16" slots, at the same time use 2x USB3.0 and 2x SATA3.0 device all at once, and still my graphic cards bandwidth will not affected, right?

MAC January 27, 2010 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by johnjohn (Post 324482)
Thank you for answering my questions. :punk:
So in a nutshell I can Crossfire, utilizing both the "PCI Express x16" slots, at the same time use 2x USB3.0 and 2x SATA3.0 device all at once, and still my graphic cards bandwidth will not affected, right?

Exactly :thumb:


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