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Quad-SLI Motherboard - Also supports 2/3 way SLI?

Postby Leprekaun » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:00 pm

Hi all. I know this may seem like a silly question but Google has failed me and I haven't been able to find this out. If a motherboard says it's quad-SLI supported, does this mean that it will only work with 4 GPUs in SLI or will it also work in 2/3 way SLI? Thanks.
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Re: Quad-SLI Motherboard - Also supports 2/3 way SLI?

Postby Sauron_Daz » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:43 pm

If it says quad SLI it means you can connect up to 4 cards.
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Re: Quad-SLI Motherboard - Also supports 2/3 way SLI?

Postby Leprekaun » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:29 pm

Thanks Sauron_Daz :).
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Re: Quad-SLI Motherboard - Also supports 2/3 way SLI?

Postby Sauron_Daz » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:23 am

You're welcome. :D
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Re: Quad-SLI Motherboard - Also supports 2/3 way SLI?

Postby Silver » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:07 pm

Im looking at this one :)
Takes 4-way SLI and two Xeon CPU's.
always wanted a proper workstation 8)

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Re: Quad-SLI Motherboard - Also supports 2/3 way SLI?

Postby Leprekaun » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:10 pm

Heh, that is a nice board alright. I wonder how Windows would see it though. I mean, 2 separate CPUs in 2 different sockets, how would it interface with it?
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Re: Quad-SLI Motherboard - Also supports 2/3 way SLI?

Postby Hammer_Time » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:56 pm

PCs with multi-core processors:

Windows 7 was designed to work with today's multi-core processors. All 32-bit versions of Windows 7 can support up to 32 processor cores, while 64?bit versions can support up to 256 processor cores.

PCs with multiple processors (CPUs):

Commercial servers, workstations, and other high-end PCs may have more than one physical processor. Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate allow for two physical processors, providing the best performance on these computers. Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, and Home Premium will recognize only one physical processor
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Re: Quad-SLI Motherboard - Also supports 2/3 way SLI?

Postby Leprekaun » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:28 am

Ah, ok. Thanks Hammer_Time :D. Good to know!
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Re: Quad-SLI Motherboard - Also supports 2/3 way SLI?

Postby Sauron_Daz » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:34 am

Artificial limits in the OS version..
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Re: Quad-SLI Motherboard - Also supports 2/3 way SLI?

Postby Silver » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:21 am

Good to know but ive got a Win7 Ultimate ready :)

but will probably be a few months.
need to save some cash before ordering.
dont know how much work ill get right now.. so dont want to break the bank lol.
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Re: Quad-SLI Motherboard - Also supports 2/3 way SLI?

Postby Sauron_Daz » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:00 am

Leave that to the government. Of any country....
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