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If I plug sound card into 2nd pci-e slot, will I lose bandwidth?

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Please see my specs in sig.

I currently have a 6950 installed on the first pci-e slot.

I also have a soundblaster titanium sound card on the second pci-e slot.

My motherboard only supports 16x/0 or 8x/8x




Will I suffer performance loss to my 6950 video card if my sound card is installed on my 2nd pci-e slot?
    
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640gb for OS, 7Tb for storage Windows 7 64bit LG 32" 1920x1080 4ms / Asus 26.5" 1920x1200. Logitech Wireless 
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http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/N...press_Scaling/

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...8-x4,2696.html

These too articles talk about PCI Express Scaling. There is not much different between x16 and x8. I really like these articles. The GTX 480 is almost identical in performance to your 6950, so it should be a very close comparison.
Edited by PresNotSure - 10/27/11 at 12:09pm
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