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    Default NVidia Allowed?

    Hello All,
    Got a simple question:
    MoBo: ASRock Z77 Pro4-M 1155 micro...Just checking before I buy. Can I run a single Nvidia card on this board? Or just ATI. The reason I ask is I don't see anything about Nvidia or support for SLI in the manual.
    Thanks for the help

    PS, this will/may be my first ASRock board. My other ones have been ASUS
    PSS, Hello Everybody! This is my first post here...Hola!

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    Default Re: NVidia Allowed?

    Welcome to the forum.

    A single Nvidia card should be fine.
    A while ago, an ASRock customer found out the hard way that his motherboard did NOT support SLI.
    A slightly more expensive motherboard model did support SLI and CrossFireX.

    This is often done with some less expensive motherboards to keep the cost down.
    Make sure that the board's features meet your needs now and in the near future.

    I thoroughly look at the specifications and read the motherboard user manual for each motherboard model that I might buy.
    It's especially important to understand all the cautionary notes or footnotes that explain most of the if's and's or but's.

    A quick look at Newegg shows:

    z77 motherboard models:
    • ASUS (31)
    • ASRock (21)
    • GIGABYTE (16)
    • MSI (13)
    • Biostar (5)
    • ECS (EliteGroup) (4)
    • EVGA (2)
    • Intel (2)

    z87 motherboard models:
    • ASUS (15)
    • ASRock (14)
    • GIGABYTE (13)
    • MSI (8)
    • ECS (EliteGroup) (1)
    • Intel (1)
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    Default Re: NVidia Allowed?

    read the motherboard user manual for each motherboard model that I might buy.
    I definitely know what you mean about reading the manuals...I think I need to get another eye glass prescription now.
    After looking at many Gigabytes, ASUS, MSI, ASRocks, I was super close to finially making a decision and getting the ASUS P8Z77-M PRO; it had everything I wanted and more. However, there are consistent bad reports on BIOS problems. I then just happened to stumble upon this ASRock board (which is odd I didn't catch it before). At any rate, it seems to have good reviews, and has everything I need, at about $30 cheaper than the ASUS.
    Several things that are a drag about mATX is I still have not found any that have a WiFi module, like some of the high-end ATX boards, and non have Firewire hookups anymore...I suppose Firewire is officially dead now with the advent of 3.0. Another thing I like about this board is eSATA3 on the back .
    I think I will be happy with it...would have been nice to get Z87, I read Z77 seems to run Hot.
    Thanks for the help

    PS, I'd really like to find a mATX board with an AM3+ socket (I'd like to try the newer AMD processors) an no issues with running a single Nvidia card. Just cant find one with USB3.0, eSATA3, HDMI on the back panel. I know it's out there, just haven't had any luck yet.
    Last edited by Raspberry_Tusk; 07-07-2013 at 10:11 AM.

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