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Old 01-25-2008, 01:01 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Pretty much nothing. He was reffering to all 680i boards taking full advantage of 16x in sli.
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Pretty much nothing. He was reffering to all 680i boards taking full advantage of 16x in sli.
To which one of my questions were you responding?
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The pretty much nothing* was towards your last question and the rest was a general statement.
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Ah, well, thank you!
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Sorry to kind of hijack this thread. veedubfreak, are you saying that all 680i boards support pcie 2.0? Or are you saying that although they might not support pcie 2.0, they do support dual 16x mode?

I'm actually thoroughly confused now. Let me try to give an example.

Newegg.com - ASUS MAXIMUS EXTREME LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
^^This board says that it supports pcie 2.0 x16

Newegg.com - ABIT IN9 32X-MAX LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
^^This board, although 680i, does not support pcie 2.0, but it does support dual 16x mode.....I think.

So what would the difference between the 2 boards be in relation to running video cards that are designed for pcie 2.0?
To clear things up a bit, PCIe 2.0 is a revision of 1.1, that allows more power and bandwidth to go through the PCIe slot. X16 is the amount of bandwidth that the PCIe slot is capable of.

The 680i chipsets do not support PCIe 2.0, but it's PCIe 1.1 slots, are capable of using x16 bandwidth.

The X38 chipsets do support PCIe 2.0, and it's slots are also capable of x16 bandwidth.
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