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Old 02-10-2008, 12:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey I was on alienware and they have a comouter with tri-SLI and they only use a mobo with 2 16x pci slots, how do they fit three graphics cards in?
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The mobo has 3 pci-e slots.
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the 680i has a 3rd PCI-e slot but i dont think its 16x
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ya the 3rd one is a 16x slot running at 8x
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Then would I only be able to use the ultra's or the GTX's?
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Then would I only be able to use the ultra's or the GTX's?
Only GTX and Ultra support Tri-SLI

GT and GTS don't support it
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yeah but why would you waste so much money on an alienware when you can build the same thing for $2-3K less
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yeah but why would you waste so much money on an alienware when you can build the same thing for $2-3K less
Im not i was only looking there for information
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the new 780i supports Tri-SLI with 3, 16x PCI-e 2.0 slots
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yeah, if your gonna do tri-sli do 780i. You want the 16x pci.
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