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Stacking GPUs

8 minutes ago, Hi P said:

 

But how do I tell if it supports such spacing?

 

What does the part that I highlighted mean?

Image result for atx motherboard z370

 

Look at the PCIe lane spacing. This motherboard could fit a triple slot card in the first 16x slot, a two slot card in the second 16x slot, and case permitting, a three slot card in the third 16x slot.

 

Those are assuming you fill all of the 16x slots. If you're only filling one or two slots, you could use one or two triple slot cards if you really wanted to.

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This got me really confused.

 

So there are single slot GPUs such as the GT 1030, dual slot like the 1080 and triple slot like the 2080 FTW3 (I'm not too sure if that one, but I do know there's a triple slot design for the 2080)

 

The big question is:

 

If you want multiple (at least two) GPUs on your motherboard, how do you know which ones would fit?

 

Is it on the.motherboard specs or where?

 

Thanks!

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You find out what slot they are and buy a board that can support that spacing for the proper pci lanes. 

 

Wouldn’t run multiple cards if you plan on getting open air variants. 


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21 minutes ago, Hi P said:

This got me really confused.

 

So there are single slot GPUs such as the GT 1030, dual slot like the 1080 and triple slot like the 2080 FTW3 (I'm not too sure if that one, but I do know there's a triple slot design for the 2080)

 

The big question is:

 

If you want multiple (at least two) GPUs on your motherboard, how do you know which ones would fit?

 

Is it on the.motherboard specs or where?

 

Thanks!

 

Look at the motherboard design layout that have the PCI-E X16/X8 slots that are spaced 3-slots apart.

 

ASUS/Gigabyte/AsRock/MSi/EVGA provides high-resolution photos of their motherboards -- you can also check places like NewEgg / Amazon too.

 

...buyer is responsible for doing their research, etc.


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27 minutes ago, Mick Naughty said:

You find out what slot they are and buy a board that can support that spacing for the proper pci lanes. 

 

Wouldn’t run multiple cards if you plan on getting open air variants. 

 

But how do I tell if it supports such spacing?

 

What does the part that I highlighted mean?

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7 minutes ago, -rascal- said:

ASUS/Gigabyte/AsRock/MSi/EVGA provides high-resolution photos of their motherboards -- you can also check places like NewEgg / Amazon too.

 

Thank you, so it isn't on the specs? I have to look at the image and tell from there?

 

I can't really tell, if I'm honest, do you mind if I bother you with something? would the Asus ROG Crosshair VII Hero (Wi-Fi) support two Triple slot cards?

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By reading how much slot it has?

 

I mean you already get the answer by explain it your self.

 

the slot is mean slot for each PCI-e, and the length of it is same for every manufacturer (probably there's an exception for server market)

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8 minutes ago, Hi P said:

 

But how do I tell if it supports such spacing?

 

What does the part that I highlighted mean?

Image result for atx motherboard z370

 

Look at the PCIe lane spacing. This motherboard could fit a triple slot card in the first 16x slot, a two slot card in the second 16x slot, and case permitting, a three slot card in the third 16x slot.

 

Those are assuming you fill all of the 16x slots. If you're only filling one or two slots, you could use one or two triple slot cards if you really wanted to.


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Actually that's not the actual measure

 

The slot means for the slot at the back of your case

The wide between it is the same across the board, because of the case standard

images.jpg.45c1e3a6857762ed43548dd296791a61.jpg

 

However you do need to do research about the board that you need for multiple GPU, 2Slots GPU is pretty much standard nowdays, and stacking between each of them usually never recommended because of tight airflow

 

thats why the pcie x16 usually have more space usually 2 slots or maybe more rather than just 1 slot in between

example like in this picture

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44 minutes ago, Hi P said:

 

But how do I tell if it supports such spacing?

 

What does the part that I highlighted mean?

Look up blower style coolers and open air coolers. Plenty of videos on it. 


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