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  • Gigabyte G1 Sniper A88X Gaming Motherboard Review
  • Gigabyte G1 Sniper A88X Gaming Motherboard Review


    Multi GPU Index

    The Ninjalane Multi-GPU index is a portable set of data we can use to determine the multi-gpu potential of any motherboard.  A higher index number indicates a favorable condition for multiple graphics cards while a lower number indicates a hindrance in one of our leading indicators.  Since the Index is not dependent on system architecture it can be applied to any motherboard regardless of processor or chipset generations.
    Multi-GPU Scorecard
    Index: 3.75
    Optimized: 1x
    Max Support: 2x
    Technologies Supported
    AMD CrossfireX
    As indicated by the PCI Express layout chart there are a total of two 16x PCI Express slots on this motherboard.  Slot two is your primary video card slot and will run at a full 16x when only a single card is installed.  Slot Five will accept 16x video cards but is hardwired to 4x using bandwidth from the A88X chipset.  While you can technically install a video card here its usefulness is somewhat limited.  The primary dual video card scenario isn't with two discrete graphics cards but rather a hybrid Crossfire with an A series APU and a supported Radeon video card.

    For best video performance you will want to populate slot two with a video card.  For proper CrossfireX you'll  need a HD 77xx graphics card and the supported drivers.  If you happen to be using any other AMD GPU you can follow the normal Crossfire procedure using slots two and five.