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Asus z97-k crossfire questions

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  1. melonmuncher New Member

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    I just bought a new motherboard(Asus z97-k) and processor (i5 4670k) and I currently have a sapphire r9 290x and I will soon be running eyefinity and I was wondering will I be able to crossfire 2 r9 290x on this motherboard as it has 1 pcie 3.0 x16 and 1 pcie 2.0 x16 maxed at x4.
    I'm a noob to these things so any help would be appreciated. :)

    Sorry just just realised this may be in the wrong part of the forums.
     
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    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z97K/specifications/

    Looks like it will. The 4x slot will limit bandwidth and might slow things down for you though. If you have the money for two 290x GPUs, I would imagine you have the money for a better board as well, which would be my suggested course of action.
     
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    Hi

    Asus z97-k would not be my first choice for R9 290x in crossfire due to the PCIe 2.0 x16 @ x4 limitation

    In an ideal world; would require a motherboard that supports 2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8) or higher

    atb

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