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What is the point of getting two video cards...
If the motherboard goes to 8x8 in SLI or crossfire--is that not the same as just having one x16 card??
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No, because you still have 2 GPU's doing the rendering. You might take a small performance hit but you probably wont notice it.
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What is the point of getting two video cards...
If the motherboard goes to 8x8 in SLI or crossfire--is that not the same as just having one x16 card??
let me see if i can explain to you.

the 8x8 and 16x refers to the speed the videocard "talks" with the motherboard/CPU. normal video cards would probably only use 10x of that 16x bandwidth(in non-crossfire/sli mode), so you would have and extra 6x for nothing.

when you have 2 video cards, each would WANT to use 10x. but you only have 8x for each, so you end up with 8x8(16x). each card works a bit slower, but combined they work faster then a single card(10x).


NOTE: what i said is not accurate, its just much easier to explain this way, then what it actually does.
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