Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-25-2007, 03:16 PM   #1
In Runtime
 
toole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 263
Default Some SLI q's

Ok so I am definately going with intel right now because of their quad cores, moving on to SLI functionality:

I thought 680i enabled you to run SLI in 2 x16

Although all the boards I am finding only run SLI in 2 x 8

Can SLI be ran in dual 16?
__________________

toole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2007, 03:17 PM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
BrynF_UK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,574
Send a message via MSN to BrynF_UK
Default Re: Some SLI q's

umm correct me if im wrong, but the only chipset that supports PCI-E sli with both running at x16 is the new and upcoming 780i
__________________

__________________
`

Visit today! ---> www.smouch.net/lol <---

_______________________________________________
BrynF_UK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2007, 03:19 PM   #3
Golden Master
 
borat_sagdiyev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 8,986
Send a message via AIM to borat_sagdiyev Send a message via MSN to borat_sagdiyev
Default Re: Some SLI q's

wait, i thought SLI on pci-ex was always run at x16 on both slots? ..... wow, no wonder that people didnt get that much of a performance increase
__________________
Core 2 Duo e4500 2.2ghz @ 2.8ghz
evga 650i ultra
2gb 400mhz ram OC'ed to 450
evga geforce 7600GT overclocked
borat_sagdiyev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2007, 03:22 PM   #4
Fully Optimized
 
BrynF_UK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,574
Send a message via MSN to BrynF_UK
Default Re: Some SLI q's

nah...most if not all 680i chipsets can only support two SLI cards running at x8 but thinking about it i think there is a motherboard with an 680i chipset that does support SLI 16x ....
__________________
`

Visit today! ---> www.smouch.net/lol <---

_______________________________________________
BrynF_UK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2007, 03:23 PM   #5
In Runtime
 
toole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 263
Default Re: Some SLI q's

see now i know of the 780i and i just thought that ended up supporting ddr3 and pci 2 maybe?
toole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2007, 03:23 PM   #6
In Runtime
 
toole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 263
Default Re: Some SLI q's

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrynF_UK View Post
nah...most if not all 680i chipsets can only support two SLI cards running at x8 but thinking about it i think there is a motherboard with an 680i chipset that does support SLI 16x ....
which !?
toole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2007, 03:24 PM   #7
Site Team
 
celegorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,713
Send a message via AIM to celegorm
Default Re: Some SLI q's

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrynF_UK View Post
nah...most if not all 680i chipsets can only support two SLI cards running at x8 but thinking about it i think there is a motherboard with an 680i chipset that does support SLI 16x ....
I could have sworn the NF68-A1's and T1's could support 16x SLI. Both SLI compatable ports are 16x....
__________________
"as a fanboy i refuse to admit it and will pull countless things out of my butt to disprove it"

Team Thelegorm! Total Kills: 21 (i iz in uor profile, editsing your sigz)
celegorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2007, 03:27 PM   #8
Fully Optimized
 
BrynF_UK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,574
Send a message via MSN to BrynF_UK
Default Re: Some SLI q's

well i did say i thought there was one

but a lot of motherboards support SLI, have two x16 PCI-E ports but when SLI is enabled the motherboard automatically switches them both to x8
__________________
`

Visit today! ---> www.smouch.net/lol <---

_______________________________________________
BrynF_UK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2007, 03:27 PM   #9
In Runtime
 
toole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 263
Default Re: Some SLI q's

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrynF_UK View Post
well i did say i thought there was one

but a lot of motherboards support SLI, have two x16 PCI-E ports but when SLI is enabled the motherboard automatically switches them both to x8
exactly that is what i am trying to surpass


and 780i doesn't come out till....january?
toole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2007, 03:31 PM   #10
Fully Optimized
 
BrynF_UK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,574
Send a message via MSN to BrynF_UK
Default Re: Some SLI q's

the Asus Maximus apparently does..

Here..........
__________________

__________________
`

Visit today! ---> www.smouch.net/lol <---

_______________________________________________
BrynF_UK is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0