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wow thanks for all the feedback guys, this forum is epic lol. However it wouldnt be very future proof would it. Because i could imagine the next gen of video cards (the 600's) wouldnt be able to run it properly because of the limited bandwidth. Also do you thnk my system will run Battlefield 3 on high smoothly? Also because you guys are so epic im going to rep you all up =)
x4 has a 2% performance hit, x8 is almost nothing

Future proof? By the time you saturate x8, it will be time for a new mobo.
 
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I would think 2 560's would do just fine with high settings on bf3. I highly doubt it will be that demanding. If it was it would kill off alot of the PC market since most people wouldn't be able to play it.
 
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If you did a comparison between x16 and x8 then yes you would notice that theres a difference....but its a very small loss and not one that would stop me from buying a dual card setup.

Go for it,buy your 560 sli and enjoy!
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@ jayxx9 you have chosen 4 X 2GB RAM wont that be a prob?.. Is is better than 2 X 4GB??..
Edited by Viswanathan - 5/17/11 at 1:17am
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Originally Posted by Riou View Post
8x will only slow you down if you have a dual GPU card like a 6990 or GTX 590 afaik.
Even then it's 3-5%.

OP, your answer is.

Nope.avi.
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The difference is small you won't notice. It's like losing 1 fps out of 100.
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