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Graphics Which PCI-E slots for SLI?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kronos, 28 Feb 2014.

  1. Kronos

    Kronos Multimodder

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  2. Blogins

    Blogins Panda have Guns

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    The top and bottom slots! :thumb:
     
  3. Kronos

    Kronos Multimodder

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    I thought as much which is good as more space between then makes for better airflow I would have thought.

    Cheers Glenn.
     
  4. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    What ? The first and third slot are running at PCI-E 3.0 x8 when SLI. The fourth slot runs at PCI-E 2.0 x4 ! And the second slot (x1) slot runs of course at 2.0 x1.
     
  5. Sentinel-R1

    Sentinel-R1 Chaircrew

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    Taken directly from your mobo manual:

    B. Connecting the Graphics Cards

    Step 1: Observe the steps in "1-5 Installing an Expansion Card" and install two CrossFireX/SLI graphics cards on the PCIEX16 and PCIEX8 slots.

    Step 2: Insert the CrossFireX(Note)/SLI bridge connectors in the CrossFireX/SLI gold edge connectors on top of the cards.

    Step 3: Plug the display cable into the graphics card on the PCIEX16 slot


    So, Blogins is right. Top and bottom.
     
  6. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Ah yes, Gigabyte went full retard in specification and their specification order don't match the physical order. I apologize.
     
  7. AlienwareAndy

    AlienwareAndy What's a Dremel?

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    At least Gigabyte wired the board so you get a nice gap. All things that they never used to bother with.
     

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