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Old May 20, 2010, 03:20 PM
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Default ASUS ROG Xpander enables 4-way SLI on Rampage III Extreme

A bizarre new piece of hardware is reported to be coming from ASUS that will allow ROG fans to break benchmarking records in a whole new way.Originally reported over at Nordic Hardware, this PCI-E "daughter card" is an add-on for the new RIIIE motherboard, which does not come with 4-way SLI support out of the box. Sporting 2 NF-200 PCI-E bridges an... [ Read full article ]
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Old May 20, 2010, 03:40 PM
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LOVE IT!

Reminds me of Amiga's and older PCs!
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reminds me of...hmm..whats that mobo manuf that added slots for future stuff?

id probably get a board ready for 4 or more cards, like the evga.
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asrock is the one you mean dan well i think. but very cool add in card
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This reminds me of that crazy 939 AsRock board which had a special slot for a daughterboard that an AM2 CPU could plug into. This is so insane, and so overkill! I love it!!
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wouldn't this raise your graphics cards, un-aligning them from standard expansion slots on just about every case?
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wouldn't this raise your graphics cards, un-aligning them from standard expansion slots on just about every case?
The man has an excellent point
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wouldn't this raise your graphics cards, un-aligning them from standard expansion slots on just about every case?
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The man has an excellent point
this has a benching application written all over it.

also, ASUS isn't the first people to do this. i know a guy who knows a guy who built this very device a loooong time ago
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wouldn't this raise your graphics cards, un-aligning them from standard expansion slots on just about every case?
They would just sit about 1 cm higher than normal, the kit probably comes with a piece of trim that you would secure the video cards back into.
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If you could mount this perpendicular and use it as extra PCI-E 16x slots I'd be on this in a heartbeat. They need to make something for expanding GPU folding farms.
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