Compatibility of 970 chipset board with 4 graphics cards

I'm looking to get this Gigabyte 970 series motherboard, which has 1 PCI-E x16 slot, 3 PCI-E x1 slots, and 1 PCI-E x4 slot. I'm looking to put 3 Zotac GT 710 graphics cards (which use PCI-E x1) and 1 PNY GT 710 graphics card (which uses PCI-E x8) into the board. Will I have any problems with running these cards at their full advertised speeds?

Gigabyte Motherboard

Zotac GT 710 PCI-E x1

PNY GT 710 PCI-E x8
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  1. What will this system be doing with all of these GPUs?

    PCIe lanes shouldn't be an issue, but power, heat, and applications could present challenges.
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  2. COLGeek said:
    What will this system be doing with all of these GPUs?

    PCIe lanes shouldn't be an issue, but power, heat, and applications could present challenges.


    I'm trying to make a multiseat system where 4 people will be able to use it independently at the same time (light things like web browsing). I'm using Linux so multiseat setup will be fairly easy.
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  3. Just use 4 matching x1 GPUs (those will work in x16, x8, x4, x2, and x1 slots). Minimize variability.

    You should be fine as long as you have sufficient power (use a good PSU) and airflow/cooling.
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  4. COLGeek said:
    Just use 4 matching x1 GPUs (those will work in x16, x8, x4, x2, and x1 slots). Minimize variability.

    You should be fine as long as you have sufficient power (use a good PSU) and airflow/cooling.


    Hmm... I was looking to get the PNY one because it had a small fan, I thought that might help a little bit with the airflow. Plus it is cheaper. Is there any problem with doing this?

    I have an 80+ Bronze certified PSU that has plenty of power - I just need to add more fans to my case.
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