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The M59SLI-S5 will be Gigabyte's highest tier offering for AM2 at launch

The Gigabyte M57SLI-S4 has most of the features found on the M59SLI-S4, but lacks dual x16 PCIe lanes

Gigabyte's new AM2 offerings are outlined in green
Another motherboard manufacturer steps up to the AM2 plate

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RE: Three PCIe x16 slots?
By Visk on 5/14/2006 11:18:14 PM , Rating: 2
I think the third slot might be for single cards only, while in order to use the other two slots you need to have SLI. Probably so you wont need to use the switchcard like you ahd to in the nForce4 SLI boards. I think this has been done before by evga. THe board appears to have 3 slots, but either 1 (single) or 2 (SLI) can be used at once; you cant use 3 the three slots.

This is just what it appears to me. It sounds kind of weird having SLI and an extra PCIe x16 card on the same computer.

RE: Three PCIe x16 slots?
By Zoomer on 5/15/2006 4:35:39 AM , Rating: 1
Why not? Some people might need to output to 6 screens.

RE: Three PCIe x16 slots?
By ProviaFan on 5/15/2006 12:29:58 PM , Rating: 2
Agreed. This is perfectly normal; if Gigabyte did indeed cripple it like Visk implies, shame on them! (besides, then you'd loose a PCI slot to double-width video card coolers)

In fact, current Apple PowerMacs have four x16 connectors (though as I remember only one of them is truly x16 electronically).

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