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PCI-e 3.0 x8 vs x16

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Doing a bit of reading, seeing as I sat my card in a x8 slot and now coming to realize this looking at gpu-x biggrin.gif

At the moment or for a while ahead, will I see any benefit from actually using a x16 slot? Benchmark, gaming, anything?

Is there truly no point in using the x16 slot? I have a water loop which makes the simple plug and play a bit more complicated, I did buy a nice card and am curious if i'm losing out on 0% 1% or 10% performance


Would love to hear experience from you guys while I search the sub forum biggrin.gif
  
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single gpu card = no difference whether its one screen or three.


dual gpu card should go into x16 slot
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Hi.
The difference is only marginal, from 0%-3-%. Bench it, as it is the only way to notice any difference (not big).
   
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Sounds good enough for me, definitely not a noticeable difference unless I'll be doing some hardcore benching eh biggrin.gif

thanks for posting up, you guys sort of killed my researching with dropping the facts straight in smile.gif i don't think the time spent to redo my loop and find a place to actually put my res will be enough for a 1-3% increase, maybe in a few years eh biggrin.gif
  
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