Question Do I have a 3-slot GPU on a motherboard with 2-slot spacing? So i cant use Nvlink if I buy the same exact GPU?

SeriousGaming101

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Hello all,

This is my current GPU:
https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-gv-n208tgaming-oc-11gc/p/N82E16814932064?Description=gigabyte gaming oc&cm_re=gigabyte_gaming_oc-_-14-932-064-_-Product
https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Graphics-Card/GV-N2080TGAMING-OC-11GC#kf

Here is my current MicroATX motherboard:
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144214?Description=z390 micro atx&cm_re=z390_micro_atx--13-144-214--Product

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MPG-Z390M-GAMING-EDGE-AC.html

I have heard that my motherboard has a 2-slot spacing in between the GPU slots. And my current 11GB RTX 2080 Ti is huge (Maybe 2.5 - 3 slot thickness)

So my question is:

If I buy the same exact GPU (The Gigabyte Gaming OC version), then I cannot fit both cards into my motherboard in Nvlink correct?
 
How do you know?
If it doesnt support Nvlink, then why are there 2 GPU slots?
They are PCIE slots, they're not specifically for gpus. There are other devices that can use those slots.
Sure, you can put 2-slot cards in those slots, but you won't be able to SLI/CF them.
There is no mention of SLI/CF on the specs page, or on the box itself, that's how I know. Not all motherboards carry that feature, and they're usually more expensive.
 

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