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Old April 2, 2009, 08:56 PM
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Saw a pic of the Evga Classified with Tri Sli 285's / Sound Card & 9800GT Physics Card and they all fit.....true PC Geek Porn at its finest!!! Can you imagine the heat?
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Old April 2, 2009, 09:25 PM
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What I'm getting at is that the layout of the board basically stops you from ever having 3 card Crossfire, whereas a board like the EVGA X58 SLI gives you the option of going 3-way SLI if you don't mind sacrificing basically all the other slots, and if you don't want 3 way SLI then you will still have an equal amount of slots as a Crossfire or single card P6T Deluxe.
Valid point, certainly. But I'm really of the opinion that we're seeing the next generation of an older phenomeon. We used to have people grabbing SLI boards, "just in case" they wanted to get a second card in the future. Now we've got people doing similar, "just in case" they decide to get a third card. Sure, some people are going to. But the vast majority, like yourself, simply aren't. For a manufacturer, I would think it makes more sense to work out a better slot layout for the one and two-GPU users, especially if the motherboard isn't being marketed towards the thick-walleted.
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Surprised nobody has mentioned Biostar.. they are a good brand too!
I was seriously tempted at one point, actually. Aside from the slot layout, (like the Asus boards) you can also set the three main PCI-E slots to 16x/16x/4x, which lets you maintain full bandwidth for pair of GPUs (who knows, maybe next-gen will actually use it), and still gives decent bandwidth for third card (Physx, RAID?). And they made a bit of a buzz with their P45 offering, even if they kind of cheated with heavily relaxed internal timings.
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