As you mentioned, the Intel® SSD 750 Series has specific requirements and a system with Intel® X99, or Intel® Z97 Chipset or newer is recommended. The drive requires a PCIe* 3.0 x4 connection.
Windows 8.1® has a built in driver that will help it recognize the drive during the installation process, however, the Intel® Solid-State Drive Data Center Family for NVMe Drivers are recommended for optimal performance and functionality. This driver can be installed after the OS setup process is complete. Software and drivers for the 750 can be obtained at the following location:
Step by step instructions vary from system to system, and it is always advised to check with the Computer Manufacturer for details.
The best reference we can provide to you is the document: Booting from an NVMe* PCIe* Intel® SSD.
Here you will find examples for some X99 and Z97 systems from different vendors, please choose your closest match and follow the steps for installation.
Lastly, if I'm running two GPU's in SLI (980TI's - SLI) will I get ant performance difference or drop?
• 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, support up to 3-way mode
- 1-way mode: x16/ x0/ x0/ x0
- 2-way mode: x16/ x16/ x0/ x0*, 16/ x8/ x0/ x0**
- 3-way mode: x16/ x16/ x0/ x8*, x8/ x8/ x8/ x0**
• 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
The maximum performance of the Intel® SSD 750 is achieved when the drive is using PCIe* 3.0 x4 interface. The performance will be reduced with a lower connection (ie: less lanes or PCIe* 2.0).
The capabilities of the PCIe slots vary from system to system, depending on the slot you use and the type of CPU installed in the system. We advise you to check with MSI Global support to confirm which configuration will be optimal for the SSD to connect using PCIe* 3.0 x4, and at the same time getting the most out of your Video Cards.