Best single or dual PCIe slot GPUs ?

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  1. MIKX macrumors 6502a

    MIKX

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    I will soon be buying the Highpoint 71010A-1 PCIe adapter but my current Sapphire Dual-X 7970 is a 2.5 slot card so it cover slot 2.
    My now dead HIS 7950 allowed access to most of slot 2 space.

    I'm interested in buying a dual slot card that allows access to slot 2 for the Highpoint.

    Any suggestions ?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Pressure

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    Any reference VEGA (56, 64, FE, WX 9100) or single slot WX 7100 (Polaris).
     
  3. tsialex macrumors 68000

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    Use HighPoint on Slot-1 and GPU on Slot-2, use the smallest card in Slot-3, this way you don't starve the GPU of air.

    If you use GPU on 1 and SSD7101A on 2, you will starve your GPU unless is a big one with a blower type cooler.
     
  4. MIKX thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MIKX

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    tsialex

    Yes, good idea. Maybe an R9 280X will allow me to keep all 4 PCIe slots.
     
  5. tsialex macrumors 68000

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    With my MSI HD 7870 Twin Frozr and the two models of GTX-680 that I have, it's possible when using the GPU on 2.
     
  6. h9826790 macrumors G4

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    I think you mean smallest card in slot 4.

    All dual slot wide card will block slot 3 in cMP. And if the GPU is single slot wide, when no need to worry about cooling and can be installed in slot 1 from the very beginning.
     

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