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News J&W P55 board openly claims SLI support

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 2 Jun 2009.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. Omnituens

    Omnituens New Member

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    doesnt only having 2 x8 lanes means no sli on the top cards? i know my 8800 GTX's need 2 true x16 lanes.
     
  3. FeRaL

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    What company is J&W?

    http://www.jwele.com/about.php

    LOL for being "the leading motherboard manufacturer" I think this is pretty funny that their stuff isn't available world wide...
     
  4. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    I think it's 2 PCi-E 2.0 X8 lanes.

    And I might sound stupid, but who's J&W?
     
  5. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    J&W's previous notable achievement was a 780G AM2+ mini-itx board with pci-express, which would be great if stores actually sold the thing.
     
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    Uh, nope, 88 GTX's should work fine on x8s.
     
  7. V3ctor

    V3ctor Tech addict...

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    8x of pci-express 2.0 = 16x pci-express 1.0...
    The current graphic cards still don't use the full bandwith of pci-express 1.0, pci-express 2.0 only came out because (if i'm not mistaken) of the power requirements, as pci-express 2.0 gives more energy (w) to the graphic card
     
  8. TomH

    TomH And like that... he was gone.

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    That's what I believe to be true; I've never seen any numbers to support the thinking that a single slot card can saturate the bandwidth of 16 PCI-E lanes therefore a PCI-E 2.0 8x slot for each should also be sufficient. If you think about it logically, J&W wouldn't risk having performance-deficit egg on their face.

    What really annoys me is the lack of a physical 4x slot, or open-ended 1x slots to accommodate a RAID card with your SLI setup. :(
     
  9. Goty

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    I believe power is the word you're looking for there.

    There's always the dremel approach. =D

    On that note, does anyone else remember the "cut to fit" hilarity from a few years back when PCI-E was still new? That still cracks me up.
     
  10. TomH

    TomH And like that... he was gone.

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    I think someone at MSI read my mind... :)
     
  11. ch424

    ch424 Design Warrior

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    J&W are a big OEM company - they make motherboards for other people that are sold as different brands, so most of the time you won't see J&W on the packaging if you buy one of their boards.
     
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