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i7-6800K GTX1080 SLI?

Hey guys, I'm planning on building a PC for both gaming and video editing. I already have the ASUS ROG STRIX-GTX1080-O8G and Rampage V Edition 10. I want to get the i7-6800K but don't know if it has enough lanes to SLI 2 GTX 1080s. Thanks in advance.
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    Yea it will be able to SLI. Each card will rum at x8 speed only since the 6800k only has 28 lanes.not enough for x16 each. So it will be slightly slower than a 40 lane CPU could provide. However, the 6850k, 200$ more, has 40 lanes and will run each card at 16x, but for that, it is not worth it. So stick with the 6800k.
  2. Ryan_78 said:
    Yea it will be able to SLI. Each card will rum at x8 speed only since the 6800k only has 28 lanes.not enough for x16 each. So it will be slightly slower than a 40 lane CPU could provide. However, the 6850k, 200$ more, has 40 lanes and will run each card at 16x, but for that, it is not worth it. So stick with the 6800k.


    Thanks a lot Ryan! I will stick with the i7-6800K and save $200 ;)
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