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you're worried that a low power sound card is going to slow down your current generation mid-high end GPU? lol okay
 
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A dedicated sound card used to slow down the CPUs of yore, such as the P4/Barton line but the use of any modern CPU will not slow down the GPU/CPU.
 
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That doesnt answer his question.

It does, since IT DOESN'T MATTER. The only thing that might happen is that due to the sound card being plugged the motherboard may lower his x16 at x8... which won't lower his performance since he has plenty of bandwidth ahead rolleyes.gif
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It does, since IT DOESN'T MATTER. The only thing that might happen is that due to the sound card being plugged the motherboard may lower his x16 at x8... which won't lower his performance since he has plenty of bandwidth ahead rolleyes.gif
Thats what i was saying to begin with, but i think it's still going to run at x16 anyways.....wink.gif
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Edit: Also out of line.
Edited by Forceman - 3/12/13 at 9:15pm
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He even said his concern was that the motherboard would slow the card down from x16 (which it won't), not anything to do with CPU utilization. Do people even read the posts any longer?

Ah. But it seems like you have forgotten that increased/needless CPU utilization directly impacts computation time away from GPU. Sounds cards have historically been bad about using CPU resources in detriment to FPS but with any modern CPU this should not be an issue.
 
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Ah. But it seems like you have forgotten that increased/needless CPU utilization directly impacts computation time away from GPU. Sounds cards have historically been bad about using CPU resources in detriment to FPS but with any modern CPU this should not be an issue.

I didn't forget it, I discounted it because, as others have said, it doesn't affect performance in any meaningful way with a modern CPU, and because his question was about the PCIe lanes. Do we also need to tell him the sound card will draw power, but it shouldn't matter because his PSU probably has enough extra capacity?
Edited by Forceman - 3/12/13 at 8:31pm
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I didn't forget it, I discounted it because, as others have said, it doesn't affect performance in any meaningful way with a modern CPU, and because his question was about the PCIe lanes. Do we also need to tell him the sound card will draw power, but it shouldn't matter because his PSU probably has enough extra capacity?

Congratulations on editing all of your post to infinite and rather intricately in comparison to what was originally posted.

Why not inform him of a possible FPS decrease, providing a modern CPU was not used. It stil has an end product of a PCIe lane issue, a decrease in FPS.
 
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Congratulations on editing all of your post to infinite and rather intricately in comparison to what was originally posted.

Why not inform him of a possible FPS decrease, providing a modern CPU was not used. It stil has an end product of a PCIe lane issue, a decrease in FPS.
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Well, it's a B75 chipset, so it is obviously a modern CPU, and he didn't ask about FPS decreases he asked about PCIe lanes. So what I did was answer his question with actual facts, not guesses, and not provide a bunch of extra meaningless stuff. Not sure where what I wrote was wrong, but feel free to point it out.
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