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    MATX SLI Mobo

    Does such a beast exist?
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    Re: MATX SLI Mobo

    the only think i could think of that is close is a DFI P45-TRS2-JR. but even that is not sli. it's xfire only.
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    Re: MATX SLI Mobo

    eVGA had an S939 one iirc.
    with the power of modern gfx cards (& that other than at the extreme top-end you are usually better with a single very good rather than 2 mediocre) do you really need SLI (or Crossfire) though in an mATX format?

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    Re: MATX SLI Mobo

    if you settle for crossfire then this puppy looks like fun.. and with phenom 2 looking like a good buy, defo worth a look

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?W...I%2c+Micro+ATX

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    Re: MATX SLI Mobo

    Crossfire is surprisingly useful at the moment 4830s and 4850s when crossfired give exceptional performance for the money, CF 4850s is similar if not better performance than a GTX280 for &#163;100 less and CF 4830s are similar to a GTX260 (216 core) for &#163;40 less.

    You do have the niggles of potential sub par performance in un-optimised games and potential higher power draw but if I was looking at getting a top of the line graphics card crossfired 4850's is where my money would be spent.

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    Re: MATX SLI Mobo

    Yea love my 4870 atm but having a few issues in a few games, was looking at SLI'ing a few of the upcoming lower power Nvidia cards.
    Do I need it? well one card is ok atm but I want to crank details to the max with FSAA and AF, running 1920 x 1200
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    Re: MATX SLI Mobo

    I would have thought that a 4870 should cope with high FSAA etc. @ 1900x1200 fine?
    or as you alreay have 1 how about going CF with a second 4870?

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    Re: MATX SLI Mobo

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    Yea love my 4870 atm but having a few issues in a few games, was looking at SLI'ing a few of the upcoming lower power Nvidia cards.
    Do I need it? well one card is ok atm but I want to crank details to the max with FSAA and AF, running 1920 x 1200
    you'd be better off just getting another 4870..
    Crossfire seems to work very well with most of the games i play.
    i can even now play Crysis! which is a huge bonus for me.

    nVidia's SLi is also pretty rubbish compared to X-fire; although i do prefer nVidia's cards, always have.

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    Re: MATX SLI Mobo

    Possably, Thinking 2x 4870's in a MATX case though might get a little warm
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    Re: MATX SLI Mobo

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    Possably, Thinking 2x 4870's in a MATX case though might get a little warm
    2x any card in a case gets a bit warm though. so really.. 2x 4870s isn't gonna be that much hotter than any other dual card setup.

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    Re: MATX SLI Mobo

    My 4870 runs at 90 degrees on its own anyhow lol
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