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Say i have a motherboard with two pcie x16 and one pcie x8 but the x8 is between the two..so i plug two gpus in the x16 slots and the sli bracket wont reach because there too spread apart..what do i do? If i plug one in the x8 and the other in the x16 then what wil happen..a 590 gtx needs an x16 slot
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No videocard to date is measurably and noticeably hampered from being in an x16 slot vs being in an x8. It will work at it was intended to, that's all.
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Buy a flexible SLI bridge connector which can bend to accommodate for that particular spacing between PCI-E slots.
    
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Buy a flexible SLI bridge connector which can bend to accommodate for that particular spacing between PCI-E slots.
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Buy a flexible SLI bridge connector which can bend to accommodate for that particular spacing between PCI-E slots.
Yup. They're 10 bucks or less.
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They took an HD6990 )2 gpus on one card) and put it in an X4 slot and lost only 90pts off of their vantage score.
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I thought x8 was half as slow?
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You'll probably loose like 5 FPS at max. Which is no big deal with 590s.......
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They took an HD6990 )2 gpus on one card) and put it in an X4 slot and lost only 90pts off of their vantage score.

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