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Ah, Force did have it on the specs but with an "X3" in front.
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131998

4 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (single at x16 , dual at x16 / x16 , triple at x16/ x8/ x8, Quad at x8/ x8/ x8/ x8)
Aye. I noticed that later. They were often listing x8 on the second line and it looked like being the only option for a 2nd card.
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16x/16x vs 8x/8x is almost no difference. You'll only notice in benchmarks, maybe.
 
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post #14 of 18
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Yeah I know, it's just curious how some 'high end' m/bs only do x8 SLI.

Though OK, I guess in a generation or 2 X16 might start to be required.
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Wrong platform if your looking to do more than 2 way, you might as well go 2011.
Edited by nagle3092 - 7/8/13 at 11:31pm
 
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post #16 of 18
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No, I mean just for 2way.
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post #17 of 18
I never understand the concern with this. I really wish someone could explain it to me. In my own feeble mind, current utilization comes no where close to saturating 16 lanes of PCIe. X8/x8 should be indistinguishable from 16x/16x.

What am I missing here?
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Originally Posted by SkipP View Post

I never understand the concern with this. I really wish someone could explain it to me. In my own feeble mind, current utilization comes no where close to saturating 16 lanes of PCIe. X8/x8 should be indistinguishable from 16x/16x.

What am I missing here?

Appropriate day for a thread resurrection I suppose tongue.gif

The difference between x8/x8 and x16/x16 is minuscule and unnoticeable. I suppose the exception may be dual-gpu cards in a quad-gpu configuration, but in not even sure if that would really matter.
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