6 GPU Motherboards · 8 GPU Motherboards
We’ve compiled a list of cryptocurrency mining rig 8 GPU motherboards to make hardware selection for builders easier. The list is a combination of manufacturer confirmations as well as from our own mining rig build experiences. GPU mining motherboard manufacturers include ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI.
8 GPU Motherboard Models
Do note that in many cases one or more M.2 to PCI-e adapters are required to reach the 8 GPU capacity.
|Gigabyte||Z170X Gaming 3||6||2||Check|
|Gigabyte||Z170X Gaming 5||7||2||Check|
|Gigabyte||Z170X Gaming 6||7||2||Check|
|Gigabyte||Z270X Gaming K5||6||2||Check|
|MSI||Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon||7||1||Check|
|MSI||Z170A MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM||6||2||Check|
|MSI||Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon||6||2||Check|
|MSI||Z270 Gaming M5||6||2||Check|
|MSI||Z270 Gaming M6 AC||6||2||Check|
|MSI||Z270 Krait Gaming||6||2||Check|
|MSI||Z270 SLI PLUS||6||2||Check|
Some of the motherboards above can support 9 GPUs and all obviously support less than 8 GPUs.
* The motherboard we use most often is the ASUS Z270-A. Although it should support 9 video cards we have only run it with a total of 8 GPUs. We’re also assuming that the Z270-A will slowly phase out as the Z370-A, also a 7+2 motherboard, replaces it completely.
M.2 to PCI-e Adapters
Getting to 8 GPUs or more requires at least one M.2 to PCI-e adapter. These adapters are transform a M.2 SSD slot into an additional PCI-e slot. We have purchased and used the following M.2 adapters:
An 8 GPU Motherboard Means ‘up to 8 GPUs’
If you’re not going to be running 8 GPUs when you do your initial build, you should still consider if an 8 GPU motherboard might be the right fit. Just because it supports 8 GPUs doesn’t mean your system must have 8 video cards. All of these motherboards can run with up to 8 GPUs.
The most common customer build we do is a 6 GPU mining rig. For those mining rigs, we still go with an 8 GPU motherboard. The cost difference is negligible and it allows for future expansion.