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    Question 2-way SLI and slots

    Hi guys,
    as my board is currently under way I have a question regarding PCI-E slots for 2-way SLI.

    - Which of the 4 PCI-E Slots should I use or are they all 16x?

    - The more important part for me: Whats the distance in mm between the two ports?
    (would like to get an EK Terminal/Bridge or whatever they call it to join the two GPU blocks)

    Greetings,
    Christian

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    rve or delux board?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkn View Post
    rve or delux board?
    Rampage V Extreme

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    2x16 i think.
    look in the manual pdf if its out.
    you can download it now from the support page.

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    The manual doesn't say anything about SLI configurations.

    But I figured it out myself (kind of):

    1) Which slots?
    > On higher res photos of the board you can clearly see that slot 1 and 3 have more soldering points that the other ones.
    > I assume that this means these slots could be x16.

    2) Distance between slots
    > Did overlay a photo of the RIVE with one of the RVE.
    > Seems that the distance between both slots are the same. Anyone knows how much the distance was on RIVE?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gishan View Post
    The manual doesn't say anything about SLI configurations.
    Hello

    The manual states proper PCIe slot usage for all video card configurations from a single video card up to 4-way SLI/Crossfire. For 2 card SLI the manual specifies the first and third red PCIe x16 slots should be used.

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    To get the most out of your GPUs, use them in the first PCIe lane and the fourth PCIe lane. Regarding the distance between them, I'll measure it for you and have an answer by tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Praz View Post
    Hello

    The manual states proper PCIe slot usage for all video card configurations from a single video card up to 4-way SLI/Crossfire. For 2 card SLI the manual specifies the first and third red PCIe x16 slots should be used.
    Hm, then I must have overlooked it... I even did a search on the PDF for "SLI"... nevermind.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chino View Post
    To get the most out of your GPUs, use them in the first PCIe lane and the fourth PCIe lane. Regarding the distance between them, I'll measure it for you and have an answer by tomorrow.
    Thanks Chino!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chino View Post
    Here you go, as promised!

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    Thanks Chino!
    Think I'll join both gpus with crystal link.
    At first I wanted to go with EK Terminal but that looks bulky to me.

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