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most sli boards use an 8x per pci-e slot now, but with g80 and r600 chips coming out, and other ridiculous fast gpus, if they double the overall bandwith, it will be easier to split that power and get 16x on each slot. this will just make things more efficient and easier for everyone, whether we technically need the power yet or not, eventually we will...or want it
    
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Wouldn't more bandwidth create no need for an sli bridge?
    
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Would this more bandwidth create no use for the sli bridge?
I think for that totally be true, then like I said, it would be using 1 lane for all of the PCI-E slots, but as of now PCI-E slots are split up on different lanes. Thats how I can see this being beneficial, but I dont know exactly what PCI-E 2.0 is going to do, might just be a fasting bus (probably 133mhz)
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most sli boards use an 8x per pci-e slot now, but with g80 and r600 chips coming out, and other ridiculous fast gpus, if they double the overall bandwith, it will be easier to split that power and get 16x on each slot. this will just make things more efficient and easier for everyone, whether we technically need the power yet or not, eventually we will...or want it
Well. They make Full 32x lane support boards now but chipsets are (now) outdated (nForce 4?), but either way the boards that had full lane support didn't show much of an improvement over the Half lane support board and the reason for that is because PCI-EX x16 isn't using all x16 lanes, hell AGP wasn't using all 8x lanes. Maybe 6-7x.
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post #15 of 33
The full bandwidth of AGP8X was never fully used.
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Well I suppose its better to have to much than to little.
    
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post #17 of 33
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Well Tevh these days moves too fast lol.....However PCI-E1 will be just fine for a long time.
post #18 of 33
Its tough to pick the right time to buy a computer...some people bought Core 2 duos, and now they have quad core.....some bought 7950gx2 thinking it will be top notch for months, already out the 8800 series, this is crazy. Tough to pick the time to jump in...
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Its very hard to find a time to jump in due to the fact that technology is now moving rather Quickly...You just have to make the most of it at that time.
post #20 of 33
Doesn't PCI-E 2.0 offer more voltage than standard PCI-E? If this is true, then it's not much for the bandwidth increase, but also for the increased power demands of newer graphics cards.
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