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Old 07-06-2005, 01:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 3 pci-e x16 slot motherboard??

Check out this mobo that jetway has

i don't know whats planed for you to be able to do with 3 video cards, but then again you don't know what nVidia is gonna do next. i wouldn't think of buying it, just thought it was somewhat intresting.

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Old 07-06-2005, 01:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Those slots are too close, I bet even to close for water cooling..
and serial ports are so 80's. I'd give it an "eh"

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Old 07-06-2005, 01:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It's a Jetway, I give it a BIIIIIIGGG thumbs down... WAAAAAAAAY down!

Tis odd though. I suppose it is so you can have SLi, and use the other one to have additional monitors. You could easily have 6 monitors all hooked up to 3 6800's on that board, thats kinda cool.
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Old 07-06-2005, 02:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It's jetway, I wont touch it.

And it's PCI-E slots, not PCI-X
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Old 07-06-2005, 02:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Eh, wouldn't impress me anyways. Would be a waste of money.
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Old 07-06-2005, 03:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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very tru, just a waste of money. there really is no need for thee pci-e slots in the first place.
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Old 07-06-2005, 03:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It's there for a reason. Jetway is not a good board, so they are always trying to make up for that. Just like ASRock, they throw on features that seem cool but make the board absolutely suck. NVidia is prolly going to do something later on that will involve 3 of those slots, and they wanted to be future proof. I'm sure all the other mobo companies knew about this, but realize that it would be stupid to include it now OR realize that this new technology (whatever it may be) will suck. Jetway wants to just have it 'in case' something good happens with them. Idiots.
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Old 07-06-2005, 06:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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the 3 slots are for ATI cards in crossfire because crossfire supports a rediculous number of video cards at the same time, something like 350 video cards working together.
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Old 07-06-2005, 07:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Actually, i like the idea of 350 vid cards...they can each do like 3 pixels and then ud have UBER gfx lol


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