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Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Formula, Intel 13th generation CPU and three GPUs

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Hi all,

This is my first post here so, hi everybody 🙂

I have created this thread because I have some doubts about the motherboard Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Formula. I think that I know the answers but, because I am not an expert, I have guessed that it is better to ask before making a mistake.

The problem description is this:
I want to setup a computer using that motherboard. I want to install a i9-13900K and I would like to run three 3080 Ti videocards. The power supply that I want to use is a Thermaltake Toughpower GF3 1650W Gold - TT Premium Edition.

The questions are:

1º) Is this motheraboard compatible with Intel 13th generation CPUs? I think that the answer is yes, but I need to update the BIOS, but I have found people having problems when they have used a 13th generation CPU (I don't if it is a coincidence or if it isn´t).

2º) Is it possible to install three videocards? I read a review where they said this motherboard supports SLI and crossfire, and the Bing ChatGPT said to me that it even supports NVLink.

3º) Assuming the worst scenario, with one M2 drive and the CPU and the GPUs working at full throttle, is that PSU enough?

I will appreciate any advise.



Customer Service Agent

Hello, @luis_martin 

1. The ROG MAXIMUS Z690 FORMULA does support the i9-13900K CPU.
If you have any concerns, we suggest referring to [Motherboard] How to query (CPU/memory) QVL List? for further confirmation.
2. The number of graphics cards supported depends on the specific specifications of the graphics card you are using. Please also refer to the user manual for any limitations regarding Expansion Slots.
3. Regarding the power supply, you can check the "Recommended PSU" section on the official website, or you can search for "power supply calculator".
However, the power requirements can vary based on your specific usage scenario and the hardware you are using.
It is essential to consider both the hardware components and your usage scenario when determining the power supply needed.

Thank you.