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Running 2 cards in PCI express 3.0x16

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Does not having a motherboard that gives you the full x16, x16 for both cards really affect your graphics, or usage so to speak. I noticed that most MOB that have multiple slots do 1@x16 or 2(1@x16,1@x8). With this second card at x8, does that really affect the cards usage? I need two cards to allow me to run 4 monitors via HDMI for graphics. No video games, just graphics work. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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most boards with a x16 and x8 will probably run at x 8 x8 which with PCIe 3.0 you wont really notice a difference smile.gif

do you havbe the board yet? or thinking of buying?
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No. You'll be fine.
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No I do not have the board yet, just trying to determine if i get one that is not having both at X16, I will still be okay and have it function just the way I want it to lol
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Originally Posted by SILENT33 View Post

No I do not have the board yet, just trying to determine if i get one that is not having both at X16, I will still be okay and have it function just the way I want it to lol

i think with z77's you will get x 8 x8 PCIe 3.0 running two cards which will be fine. unless you want to go with x79 some boards which are alot more expensive can do PCIe 2.0 at x16 x16 but there is a hack allowing for PCIe 3.0 on these boards but for nVidia cards..
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