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Sazar
08-05-05, 10:43 PM
I was wondering how many main-stream boards had 2 pci-e x16.

The new dell XPS 600 will have a dual x16 setup with a dual core p4 8xx proc and dual 7800gtx/sli setup. How many other boards out there for products are 2x pci-e 16? For Intel and Amd?

MUYA
08-05-05, 11:06 PM
i think only the tumwater intel chipset mobos, i think maybe the new intel chipset one and nforce4 pro motherboards have 2 X 16X PICE

Sazar
08-05-05, 11:19 PM
The new XPS will have dual x16's and new coolers for the 7800gtx's, still have to get to see them but they will be dual slot solutions.

I can't remember if it is an nvidia or intel chipset, or a custom variation.

MUYA
08-05-05, 11:23 PM
Cool...bet they will cost an arm and a leg or two or both? :)

Sazar
08-05-05, 11:28 PM
Well, lets see. It should debut august 8th. With coupons, could only end up costing half an arm and a pinky.

MUYA
08-05-05, 11:30 PM
lol just woondeirng about their cooling soln. I get 590mhz core and 1.29 ghz stable for hours on the single slot. Maybe 52x+ mhz and more than 1.3ghz memory OC with their cooling solution?

ChrisRay
08-05-05, 11:47 PM
You may be pleasantly surprised on the AMD/Intel front soon if this is what you're looking for. But honestly. Theres really not much advantage to this in current software.

macatak
08-08-05, 01:43 PM
nVidia have just released 2 x 16PCI-E boards...

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2493

Ever since its launch in the fall of last year, nForce 4 has brought us SLI capability. Configurations for PCI Express slots in nForce 4 SLI motherboards must be selected by using a paddle that can be flipped to allow for either 2 x8 connections or full bandwidth for one with the other disabled. There is added flexibility on an nForce 4 SLI motherboard, but this flexibility comes with some limitations. Today NVIDIA sheds the shackles of the paddle selector and limited bandwidth with the new nForce 4 SLI X16 chipset.

ViN86
08-08-05, 05:47 PM
some of the tyan boards have two x16 slots, but they are based on another nvidia chipset (for workstations i believe)

wheeljack12
08-09-05, 12:11 PM
yes, venturi is/was using it for his system meaning the tyan.

http://www.tyan.com/products/html/thunderk8we.html

foxconn has one too, both are opteron based. They use the NForce 4 professional chipset, obviously until now a step above the SLI.

here is the foxconn:
http://www.foxconnchannel.com/products_motherboard_2.cfm?pName=NFPIK8AA-8EKRS

here's nvidia's site for the chipset:
http://www.nvidia.com/page/nforce_pro.html

ricercar
08-09-05, 12:53 PM
There are a at least three consumer boards with two of the 20-lane nForce4 chips, offering a 16 lane PCIe slot from each. One of these boards had an <nForce4 Intel> dedicated as northbridge and an <nForce4 AMD> dedicated as the southbridge.