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Old July 4, 2012, 06:03 AM
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Default Can I tri/quad sli on the i5-3570K?

I decided to pick up the i5-3570k from NCIX since it was cheaper then the 2500k. I was just wondering if this will be able to work in a tri or even quad sli assembly.
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Old July 4, 2012, 07:54 AM
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It would work fine, but I think if you want to run 3 or more cards in sli then the X79 platform would be better as it has more PCIe lanes.
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If you buy a high end motherboard that supports tri or quad then yes. But as stated above, the X79 platform might serve you better as it is natively able to support tri or quad. The equivalent CPU is teh i7 3820. I have on eon teh bench now and like it alot. price wise you are about the same. look around for a good deal on a 3820.
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Old July 4, 2012, 08:10 AM
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You can tri-sli. It becomes bandwidth limited though on the Z68 or Z77 platforms. Tri-SLI is limited to x8,x8,x4. As suggested, if you are really looking to run three or 4 cards you should be looking at the X79 platform, or possibly X58 on the used market.
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Old July 4, 2012, 08:16 AM
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You can also go with dual card options such as the 690, using two of those would be quad sli while only using 2 actual pci-e slots.
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what card you had in mind when you asked this question? if 690 is too expensive I guess it will default to 2x590?
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Your other option is to get a Z77 motherboard which is designed with extra PCI-E lanes, usually via a PLX PEX8747 chip which doubles the number of lanes supported by the processor. The ASUS Z77 Maximus V Extreme, for example, supports configurations of x16/NC/x16/NC, x16/NC/x8/x8, or x8/x8/x8/x8. Similar models include EVGA's FTW, ASUS' WS models, and Gigabyte's G1. Sniper 3.

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Depending on your motherboard yes it would work. However, I would not do it. Above 2 cards you get diminishing returns and more SLI issues.
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Old July 5, 2012, 06:08 PM
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well if you have pcie 3 cards, tri sli should work good. 4 isnt really recommended. but a pcie 3.0 4x slot is like a 8x pcie 2.0 slot
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Your other option is to get a Z77 motherboard which is designed with extra PCI-E lanes, usually via a PLX PEX8747 chip which doubles the number of lanes supported by the processor. The ASUS Z77 Maximus V Extreme, for example, supports configurations of x16/NC/x16/NC, x16/NC/x8/x8, or x8/x8/x8/x8. Similar models include EVGA's FTW, ASUS' WS models, and Gigabyte's G1. Sniper 3.
I could be wrong but for sli on the MVE it will run @ x8 + x8 as it will bypass the plx chip for 2 cards per asus.
because of that , I went with the MVF for sli.[ less chips cut into traces] I'll buy new cards/block's before going tri , I like wc gpu's and will buy 2 block's and cards but not 3.
-on the z77 it has x16 pci-e 3.0 ,so x8 + x8 sli is the max. data with or without a plx chip.
just saying
equal to the x79 running pci-e 2.0 x16 + x16 with out the hack.
Geforce 600 Series Gen3 Support On X79 Platform.
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