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4 VGA NVIDIA 550i on a motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 ?

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  1. desonac New Member

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    Helo guys ?

    I am planing to buy a new pc .

    i never had a sli or cross fire configuration so i need help .

    My Question is :

    Can i put 4 of NVIDIA 550i on this motherboard ?

    is posible ?


    :)


    i search for a rewiu but i find only ...in sli mode with 2 vga cards nvidia 550i
     
  2. NdMk2o1o

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    You can only do 2-way SLI with the 550, waste of money as even if you could do 4-way 560 SLI would most likely be cheaper and deliver better performance.
     
  3. desonac New Member

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    so for 4 way ..the 590 is the only option ?

    in 3 way ... wat option do i have on 500 series ?
     
  4. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Just because there are 4 shitty cards doesn't mean they will perform well. The 590 is the only current gen 4 way SLi card out there the 570 and 580 support 3 way. You are going to be strangling the cards with an AMD processor as it sits anyway. If you want to just run 4 cards cause its cool ATi has a lot more offerings that can utilize 4 way crossfire. Slot wise you will be starving the cards for air as they are all dual slot cards and the slot spacing is every other slot. Might want to seriously think about water cooling.
     
  5. desonac New Member

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    On contrary i dont wanna run 4 VGA cards .. beacouse is cool ..

    My ideea is build a new pc .. for gaming with more that 2 VGA from mid range ..

    I wanna change that vga cards ...after 12 monts of gaming .to .. buy new series ... regardless the produces .. ATI or Nvidia ..
     
  6. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Well more than 2 midrange cards wont even give you the performance of a single high end card and cost more so its a waste of money. Not to mention there isn't a mid range 5 sereies card from nvidia that supports more than 2 cards.
     
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    Most people have better luck with a single powerful card such as a 580 or 6970.
     
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    Then just buy 1 card and change, you're not going to need any more than 1 mid-ranged card or high-end card for 12 months.
     
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    I would recommend a single GTX 570/580 or HD 6950/6970 2GB. I don't think you quite understand the downsides to having a multi-GPU setup. The GPU's don't scale 100%, some games do not support it at all, and micro-stuttering may occur.
     
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  10. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Trust coming from a guy running quad GPU's you don't want that. Its a pain in the ass every time you think about drivers. I have run both companies in dual, tri and quad setups and unles you are running highend cards its really not worth it at all.
     
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    Tanks for the answers ..

    Far i read till know ..is the same ...funcking problem .. ?

    Globalization ...


    I think is stupid to build a motherboard with .. more the 4 pci express ..and the only option to use at full is tu buy top cards from Ati or nvdia ..

    in the past i pay as 400 usd for one vga card ..and they glory .. fall ... to early .. i think

    so I WILL NEVER BUY A VGA CARD ...that cost more that 200 usd ..

    is roman had a pc ...and try to understend that industry ..i think ...that he will say

    Sic transit gloria munidi .. that is for VGA high end
     
  12. desonac New Member

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    In my opinion is like in an real war ..
    quality will never overcome quantity ...

    this is the most simplest explication for watt hapend in last Great War and so on ..
     
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    PCI-E is not just for video cards is it though and soon i can see motherboard being released with nothing but PCI-E slots so i don't see your point here.
     
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    when I bought my X850XTPE for i think almost £400 back in the day.

    I promised myself i would never ever spend over £300 for a graphics card again.

    Unforunately i broke that promise, not just once but twice.
    I have 2 graphic cards which costs well over £600 together.

    You can build a pretty hardcore 2500k rig for the same price. but sometimes you gotta make that jump and live on lentil soup for a few months.

    If youre gonna take one for the team, it might as well be for something worth it.
     
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    You are trying to spend the SAME $400 on 4 GPU's that WONT offer more performance than the single card. You CANNOT get high end performance with multiple cheap cards. You CANNOT SLi 3/4 low/mid range NV cards. Drivers and utilization SUCK on 3/4 card setups. I am speaking from experience. 2x7950GX2's, 4x3850s, 2x3870X2's, 4x4850's, 2x4850X2's, 2x4870X2's, 2xGTX295, 3xGTX280's. I have run them all and combo's between the group with phsyx cards, water cooling etc. None of them functioned 100% the entire time I played with them. The closest to perfect set was the 3870X2's and somewhat recent drivers. Those 4 cards consume a god awful amount of power and only keep up with a single 6950. Get a single card don't waste your money on multiple cheap cards.
     
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    PCI-E is not just for video cards is it though and soon i can see motherboard being released with nothing but PCI-E slots so i don't see your point here.

    that is off topic ... here is a topic about VGA ...if you like to post ... just make in the corect area .. if not please dont bohter any more beacuse..
    dont waste your energy for ...wat dont maters to you ..
     
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    OK you want info on vga cards, Well 4 low end cards even if you can run them together = fail. Its pointless and a waste of money and you are better of getting a single powerfull card or 2 reasonably powered mid range cards. Most games don't show any diffrence in performance once you go above 2 cards and when you get to 4 cards you need a powerfull cpu just to try and get them to scale. There are enough benchmarks and lots of infomation that say the same to.

    My point about PCI-E is still valid though as there not just dedicated towards VGA and if i want to waste my time posting i will.
     
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    Animal007uk gave you an answer to that, if you think he went off topic, it's your own fault. He was right in stating what he said as everything is leaning towards PCI-E so your statement is incorrect.
     
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    Thank you and that is exactly why i posted what i did.
     
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    4 way sli with gtx580
    3 way sli with gtx570
    2 way sli with gtx560 and lower
    2 way sli with gtx590(runs as quad sli)

    if you're a noobie with pc's avoid sli-crossfire, to much issue's with driver's sli profiles and stuff
     
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    Would you rather have those 4 PCIe slots be standard, sluggish PCI slots or no slots at all? My main computer has 3 full size slots and 2 x1 slots, and I use 4 of the 5 slots.

    Here's my current slot usage (in order from top to bottom):
    PCIe x1: PCIe to IDE adapter
    PCIe x16 (@ x8): AMD HD 6950 unlocked (for gaming
    PCIe x1: unoccupied (blocked by 6950)
    PCI: PCI Firewire controller
    PCIe x16 (@ x8): NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Distributed computing processor)
    PCI: Unoccupied (blocked by GTX 550)
    PCIe x16 (@ x4): USB 3.0 controller @ x1

    Not everyone needs the slots, but I do in my case for what I do. Just because your board has 4 PCIe slots doesn't mean you should SLi 4 GTX 550 Ti cards (if it were even possible). At least they are there, so they are there to use or not.

    The reason why low end cards do not support SLi/Crossfire or only with 1 other card is because IT'S INEFFICIENT. You can't SLi 4 GeForce GT440 cards and get a GTX 560 Ti, in fact, it would actually COST MORE to buy a bunch of little cards to mimic the performance of one big card!
     
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    Any PCI-E card can fit in a full length x16 slot. PCI-E is different from PCI in that regard.

    Therefore, a x1, x4, x8 or x16 length card can all fit and work in a x16 slot. That is a reason why motherboards can have so many of that type of slot.
     

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