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Originally Posted by Mhill2029;15342387 
X8 to x16 is like nothing in it, your talking 10points in 3DMark with it. We are a long way from saturating PCI-E 2.0 standard. So i wouldn't concern yourself with it.

how many fps would i lose? 5 at max?
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how many fps would i lose? 5 at max?
Barely noticeable. It is when you goes down to x4 where you will feel the difference.
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Tri SLI yes, x16/x8/x8 is what you want.
Do the less expensive boards do that?
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Do the less expensive boards do that?
Define less expensive.
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how many fps would i lose? 5 at max?
You'll lose none, x8 and x16 means nothing at present. x4 you would get a bit of a hit though.
 
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Define less expensive.
Between 120 to 150 pounds.

Will they do tri sli in 16x8x8?
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Between 120 to 150 pounds.

Will they do tri sli in 16x8x8?
No. In that price range you are looking at x8/x8/x4 configuration. You can still do tri-SLI on them but you get hit with performance penalty instead of x16/x8/x8.

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Sorry i got confused.

Is it possible to do 8x8x8 in tri sli?
Edited by dmxdex2020 - 10/17/11 at 10:56am
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Sorry i got confused.

Is it possible to do 8x8x8 in tri sli?
x8/x8/x8 is possible in tri-SLI (16 lanes from CPU gets duplicated and split by NF200), but not in your price range.

x8/x8/x4 gets 16 lanes from CPU (x8/x8), then x4 from Chipset (P67/Z68).
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If you're looking for TRI SLI, the chpeast one is the WS revo I beileve but that is around £190/200.
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