ECS Releases Intel 9-Series L337 Gaming Motherboard

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    The all-new ECS L337 Gaming Z97-MACHINE uses the new Intel Z97 Express Chipset, enabling support for some of the fastest processors available, including Intel's new 4th and 5th generation Intel Core ...

    ECS Releases Intel 9-Series L337 Gaming Motherboard
     
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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    It supports SLI no worries.
     
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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Yeah I noticed your link and checked it. But Z97 supports SLI, so if you see two X16 slots ...it'll work. It would be extremely weird if they didn't support it my man.
     
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    Supports it...if they license it. Crossfire support is listed three times in their material and on the box but SLI support is listed nowhere. I'm not trying to argue with you, and it would be extremely weird. I've just never seen a board that supports SLI not noted anywhere in the literature.
     
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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Alright fair enough, let me fire off an email to them and get this cleared up.
     
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    Z77 support natively SLI but Sapphire mobo (AMD/ATI exclusive) doesn't support SLI...
    I guess it's just a question of licence... as my X48 Asus that i have to mod the bios to make it look like X58 and make SLI work fine.
     
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    Any word on this yet?
     
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    seems to be an xfire only board.
    http://www.legitreviews.com/ecs-l337-gaming-z97-machine-motherboard_141740
    Pro Gaming Experience: 2-Way CrossFireX / Native 4K Ultra HD / Intel Ethernet
    Z97-MACHINE supports 2-Way AMD CrossFireX GPU scaling allowing you to double your graphics performance through 2 x Gen.3 PCI-Express X16 Slots with a bandwidth of 32GB/s at 8Ghz for the highest stability and connectivity. Lastly, on-board integrated graphics are gaming ready with 4K display and DirectX 11.1 compatibility for the latest compute shaders, direct 2D, multithreaded rendering and tessellation for rich realistic graphics and fluid gameplay. It’s the perfect complement to the integrated triple display output, which provides out of the box triple simultaneous monitor output.
     

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    I kinda pointed all that out earlier. It seems strange for something touted as a gaming board to not support SLI. That's why I brought it up. None of the literature, manual or the packaging shows it being SLI capable. I was just curious for an update if any.
     
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    That's a really weird mobo, for sure.
     
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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    ECS did not reply back to my email. I will mail them again.
     
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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    I received an email back from ECS on SLI support.

    They are currently negotiating a new contract with NVIDIA on the SLI licenses. Since the new contract has not been finalized they legally can't promote and activate SLI support. Once the negotiations have been finished SLI support will be activated through a BIOS update.
     

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