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Windows 7: Can an ASUS Maximus VII support 3 graphics cards?

25 Mar 2015   #1

windows 7 Professional
Can an ASUS Maximus VII support 3 graphics cards?

I have an ASUS maximus VII here that I have been very happy with so far. By far one of my favorite boards to date. I am running dual GTX 780s on it and am looking to expand to 3gtx 780s..... It LOOKS like there is about a spare 6mm of clearance left over id I were to install a 3d card, but before I go drop another $450 I am hoping someone can tell me if the board will actually support 3way SLI. I cant think of why it wouldn't, but $450 is not a small amount to be doing an experiment.

I appreciate the support!

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25 Mar 2015   #2

windows 7 Professional

I just did some research and see that it chokes up on the last one being PCIe2.0-8x I may buy a rampage in the future and use this one in my server farm.... We will see. Still looking for opinions. I think the obvious answer is the transfer rate is not worth it but if someone wants to tell me I'm wrong, I'm all ears.
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25 Mar 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I believe your motherboard manual should give you all that information.
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25 Mar 2015   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Does not work on your computer

I find it hard to believe you don`t know the details of your own board :)

Does it have 3 PCI- Express slots ?

If you at least posted the manufacturer`s link to the board we could do the research.

What do you think you would gain by adding a 3rd 780 ?

Just get an EVGA 980 Classified or Kingpin or a Titan X

EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X Superclocked - 12G-P4-2992-KR
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27 Mar 2015   #5

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

The obvious answer is what you are looking at, if it will work at all. You have 2 PCIe 3.0 slots and the 1 PCIe 2.0 X4 slot. Whether they will work together or not I don't know, but even if they do a third card will give minimal performance, at best. It is not worth the money, plus it will disable the top X1 slot and the M.2 slot.
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27 Mar 2015   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Agreed, not even worth the effort or money.

Steve can tell you all about the performance of a 980 Classified :)

EVGA - Products - Graphics - GeForce 900 Series Family - GTX 980
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