ASUS ROG Xpander: 4-way SLI Patch for Rampage III Extreme



ASUS ROG Xpander 4-Way SLI



The ROG Xpander is not a new product (according to google, the Xpander has been announced in May 2010), but I didn’t know that this kind of daughter card existed. Actually, the Xpander can be seen as a patch, yes a hardware patch, because the Rampage III Extreme (RIIIE), even with its 4 PCI Express slots, doesn’t support 4-way SLI…

ASUS ROG Xpander 4-Way SLI

ASUS ROG Xpander 4-Way SLI



I saw the Xpander in extreme situation at an ASUS “private” event few days ago. All cards have been prepared for a massive bombing of LN2 (liquid nitrogen):

ASUS Rampage III Extreme prepared for LN2
ASUS Rampage III Extreme prepared for LN2

The Xpander plugged on the RIIIE
The Xpander plugged on the RIIIE

The Xpander with four GTX 480 in 4-way SLI
The Xpander with four GTX 480 in 4-way SLI

GTX 480 with LN2
Give me some LN2!



By the way, I learnt at this event a simple trick to feed four GTX 480 without an extreme 1500W PSU: just use two PSUs. I will test this cool trick asap… Stay tuned.

ASUS event, Frankfurt




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