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Old 02-03-11, 08:59 AM   #3
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Default Re: a question about 890fx chipsets (crosshair iv formula)

Originally Posted by slaWter View Post
Why do you need such high bandwidth disks?

Either way I don't think that it was very smart to get an AMD chipset. Native SATA 3 or not, AMD is not known for high performance SATA chipsets.

I would have used a single SSD as boot disk and then coupled a few SSDs to a high bandwidth array using a secondary onboard/PCIe controller. Or why do you need a high bandwidth bootable array?

As for your question, AFAIK you don't need an SLI capable board to use a secondary card for PhysX.
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