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    Need help!!!!

    Is the asus maximus vii formula motherboard 3-way sli compatible?

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    More of a google question but no

    Motherboards are limited by the lanes supplied by the CPU, boards with plx chips allow more, the formula vii doesn't have one tho

    Both the 4770k and 4790k only have 16 lanes, so with nvidia card that means either 2-way sli or quad sli which is 2 cards that each have 2 GPU chips on them


    Also going with 2-way on a board with 16 lanes will shut down all other lanes, there may be a single x1 that isn't effected but I'm not 100% on that
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    Work Station (WS) boards are designed for SLI and should allow for 2, 3 or 4 way. Mine is running 2 way SLI plus a sound card in an x4 slot. I've had 2 way plus sound card plus a dedicated PhysX card with no problems yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tokens210 View Post
    More of a google question but no

    Motherboards are limited by the lanes supplied by the CPU, boards with plx chips allow more, the formula vii doesn't have one tho

    Both the 4770k and 4790k only have 16 lanes, so with nvidia card that means either 2-way sli or quad sli which is 2 cards that each have 2 GPU chips on them


    Also going with 2-way on a board with 16 lanes will shut down all other lanes, there may be a single x1 that isn't effected but I'm not 100% on that
    What about 1 board with 2xGPU and 1 board with 1xGPU? Assuming such a thing exists, but I was thinking of a GTX690 + GTX680, if that can be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeyboardDemon View Post
    What about 1 board with 2xGPU and 1 board with 1xGPU? Assuming such a thing exists, but I was thinking of a GTX690 + GTX680, if that can be done.
    You can't SLI mismatched cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myk SilentShadow View Post
    You can't SLI mismatched cards.
    Technically you can, but the card in the primary slot will be used and the mismatched one will just be a dedicated PhysX processor.
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    +1 Antronman
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    Quote Originally Posted by Myk SilentShadow View Post
    You can't SLI mismatched cards.
    I thought that in the case of the GTX 680 and GTX 690 you would be able to do that as all GPUs in this configuration are using the same GTX 680 chips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abvolt View Post
    +1 Antronman
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    Damn double post.
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