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Board Layout and Features
- 2-way or 4-way CrossFire at x16/x16/NC bandwidth
- 3-way CrossFire at x16/x8/x8 bandwidth
- 2-way CrossFire + Physics at x16/x8/x8 bandwidth
The graphics slot configuration is dynamic and supports a variety of different situations. For instance PCIe 1 has a full 16 lanes dedicated to it, PCIe 2 (the 4x slot) can have either 0, 2, or 4 lanes dedicated but is disabled if there is more than one graphics card in use. The 3rd PCIe slot by default has 16 lanes but is reduced to 8 lanes if the 4th PCIe slot is activated.(either by Physics card or Graphics card)
On a side note we really like the "standard" expansion slot layout that DFI uses. The spacing gives you plenty of room for extra wide coolers and also allows you a fair amount of flexibility in what you do decide to install..
The onboard power supply is very unique in that it comes in a 7 phase configuration. 6 phases are dedicated to the CPU while the last phase supplies power directly to the Northbridge chip. This is designed to help with system stability and allows fora larger range of voltage options.