MSI GT80 Titan SLI Video Card Upgrade

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  1. LordRelentless

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    So we all know MSI screwed the pooch on their "upgradeability" claim. What I noticed in comparing the GT80 Titan and GT83VR motherboards is that they're essentially the same form factor, including the mounting points. It seems the only limitation is power draw and power management for the older board.

    So I was wondering if anyone has attempted to upgrade to the 1080 mxm cards yet, and if so how'd it work out?
     
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    sicily428 Donuts!! :)

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    is there enough space for 2 msi gtx1070?
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    @bennyg upgraded a p370em with a SLI of MSI GTX1070

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    The formfactor for the GT83VR which has two 1080s in it is exactly the same as the GT80's formfactor when it comes to the motherboard spacing. The only difference I see is an increase in circuitry to handle a higher power input. I was curious if anyone had actually tried yet.
     
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    is there space for one of these?
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    I believe so.
     
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    The problem isn't the form factor of the card but the power requirements.
     
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    Of course the Bios will have to be corrected to accept the new video card.
     
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