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Video card location on Rampage VI Extreme Encore

AMG_KC
Level 7
Hi all,

Just wanting to confirm, i just upgraded to the named mobo, installed the video card in PCI-E slot 2, and got a warning in the BIOS about it being in the wrong slot.

I moved it to slot 1, but for obvious reasons it looks nicer in slot 2, and its further away from the CPU cooler.

Video card is a Gigabyte RTX2080Ti Gaming OC

CPU is a 10900X

I have an Intel server network card in slot 3 at present, but it was in slot 1 when the video card was in slot 2. The network card is 4x.

Windows 10 PRO 1909 is installed on 2 NVMe Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSDs mounted flat on the board.

Id rather put the video card into slot 2 if itll run the same, it wont be as likely to warm the CPU and it wont cover the flashy looking ROG logo... *

Thanks all 🙂
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Hopper64
Level 15
Mine is in slot 2. No issues here. Warning message in bios? That’s odd. What did it say exactly?
MZ790A Bios 2002, GSkill F5-8000J3848H16GX2-TZRK, 13900KS, EKWB D5 TBE 300, Seasonic Prime TX-1600 ATX 3.0, Asus Strix 4090 w/ Optimus block, Phanteks Enthoo Elite, Asus Claymore 2, Asus Gladius 3, Asus XG349C, Samsung 990, Windows 11 Pro

Hopper64 wrote:
Mine is in slot 2. No issues here. Warning message in bios? That’s odd. What did it say exactly?


something about recommending i put it in slot one for best performance.*

Thanks for your response :)*

Hopper64
Level 15
I never had that on mine. I'd put it in slot 2. Works fine here. Maybe related to the bios version used.
MZ790A Bios 2002, GSkill F5-8000J3848H16GX2-TZRK, 13900KS, EKWB D5 TBE 300, Seasonic Prime TX-1600 ATX 3.0, Asus Strix 4090 w/ Optimus block, Phanteks Enthoo Elite, Asus Claymore 2, Asus Gladius 3, Asus XG349C, Samsung 990, Windows 11 Pro

ThrashZone
Level 10
Hi,
Look at the web manual expansion slots section

Apex is
Slot 1 is x16/ x8_1 single card
Slot 2 is x8_2 I'm using it too atm single card but it's not for single gpu the only time it might make a difference is high resolution play.
Slot 3 is x4
Slot 4 is x16/ x8_3 sli....
Slot 5 is x8_4
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ThrashZone wrote:
Hi,
Look at the web manual expansion slots section

Apex is
Slot 1 is x16/ x8_1 single card
Slot 2 is x8_2 I'm using it too atm single card but it's not for single gpu the only time it might make a difference is high resolution play.
Slot 3 is x4
Slot 4 is x16/ x8_3 sli....
Slot 5 is x8_4


the Encore only has 4 slots, one of which is a 4x slot that is parallel with one of the M.2 sockets.*

The other 3 slots are full 16x, the biggest issue is its not the best explained thing in the manual, and that message in the BIOS had me wondering...

Ill do some tests, then swap slots, and ill report back results ;)*

Hopper64
Level 15
He has the encore board.
MZ790A Bios 2002, GSkill F5-8000J3848H16GX2-TZRK, 13900KS, EKWB D5 TBE 300, Seasonic Prime TX-1600 ATX 3.0, Asus Strix 4090 w/ Optimus block, Phanteks Enthoo Elite, Asus Claymore 2, Asus Gladius 3, Asus XG349C, Samsung 990, Windows 11 Pro

Hopper64 wrote:
He has the encore board.


correct yes, theyre all 16x capable, depending on BIOS settings and what is in each slot.

Hopper64
Level 15
I don't think you'll have any problems unless you populate the other slots with more stuff. You might want to list all your hardware (including sound card?). My card is in slot 2 with no issues at all.
MZ790A Bios 2002, GSkill F5-8000J3848H16GX2-TZRK, 13900KS, EKWB D5 TBE 300, Seasonic Prime TX-1600 ATX 3.0, Asus Strix 4090 w/ Optimus block, Phanteks Enthoo Elite, Asus Claymore 2, Asus Gladius 3, Asus XG349C, Samsung 990, Windows 11 Pro

Hopper64 wrote:
I don't think you'll have any problems unless you populate the other slots with more stuff. You might want to list all your hardware (including sound card?). My card is in slot 2 with no issues at all.


tried to fill that out, cant get it to work!*

No sound card, just using onboard.*