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    What does this data spec mean? (ROG Crosshair VI Hero)

    My general question is if I could use a single graphics card in that second X16 slot and still get full speed.

    My specific question is, what does the spec below mean?

    (From: https://rog.asus.com/articles/coming...4-motherboard/ )

    Does it simply mean, that any single graphics card MUST be inserted into the top x16 socket?!?



    I am also curious if the ROG Crosshair VI Hero supports the Nofan CR-95C passive cooler. I know this board also has AM3 holes in addition to AM4, but I have no idea if that heatsink will fit onto the board.
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    Hello

    The second PCIe x16 slot will be x8 even if the first slot is not used. The board is compatible with both AM3 and AM4 cooler mounting.

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    Aw shucks. Thank you!

    <- wonder's why that second slot is a x16 slot if any graphics card cannot get x16 "power" from it.

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    You're welcome. The slot description of x16 is a physical designation not electrical.

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    Hm. I guess most graphics cards run the same, whether with x8 or x16 "power". *shrugs*

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