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MSI - B350M MORTAR/crossfire

Clegie

30 months ago

Hey Everyone!

kinda a n00b when it comes to pc building so bare with me. I'm looking towards buying this board for a pc build but I am on a bit of a budget(will most likely be buying a few parts a month til I have them all) with my own personal circumstance I doubt I would be able to shell out the money for a card on caliber with a gtx 1070/1080 so I was looking into crossfire since pretty much every game I play has pretty good scaling with it, Now PCPP says this board does not support crossfire but from what I saw on the msi website it seems it does(?)

so I guess I'm wondering would a setup like crossfire RX 480s be viable in the current pc scene going forward? And is this board really compatible or am I reading this website wrong?(would not shock me.)

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

The MSI B350M Mortar does support x16/x4 Crossfire; however, it can be even more finicky compared to a similar setup on an Intel platform, such as LGA 1151.

Crossfire on a B350 motherboard would have your first card running at PCI-E 3.0 x16 while your second card would be running at PCI-E 2.0 x4. Because of the downgrade in PCI-E protocol version for a that card, you could possibly see negative scalling with such a method for Crossfire whereas it would be minimally fine on an Intel platform, where both cards would run at PCI-E 3.0 speeds.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for the reply I understand!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

You are welcome.

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