Is Crossfire or SLI possible on any modern mATX board?

sleepeeg3

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Both SLI and Crossfire seem to use one of these fixed bridges: http://shop.ati.com/product.asp?sku=3186855
However, I know the latest cards from DAAMIT use a ribbon connector: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/593/1/

Has anyone maybe seen a mATX board with a x4 slot near enough the x16 or a longer length ribbon cable to make Crossfire or SLI work? I know one of the mods at the EVGA forum was seeing if there would be interest in a multiGPU board. After seeing Crysis benches and current card offerings, it is starting to look a whole lot more attractive... Playing Crysis in low res w/o AA would be sinful!
 

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You could always just mod the 3870 to fit single-slot. I'm thinking about doing that and ordering two vf-900's for the cards.
 

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Thanks for your help, guys. I think the VF900 takes up two slots, Blue...
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1225882

3870 Crossfire won't work in a mATX case; the few boards that support it have x16-slot-slot-x4-wall, meaning the x4 slot can only take single-slot cards. 3850 Crossfire is fine, though, including ribbon length.
Really? The ribbon will stretch across three slots? That would open up the options a bit and I could even use my current board! I found these two boards, but would have to give up OCing. I realized I would also need an additional PCI-E x1+ slot for my SATA RAID card.

Honestly, when I posted this I thought the 3870 was a single socket card so I was hoping this was a better option. I wasn't overly impressed with the 3850s performance in Crossfire.

I settled for the 8800GT, but just cancelled it because I heard that nVidia is planning on a 8800GTS Rev2.0 sometime in early/mid December! It looks like I am going to hold out for this...
 
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