Originally Posted by JamesSneed
You don't need 16 / 16 to do SLI. Even a 1080 ti doesn't saturate 8 PCIE 3.0 lanes. I wouldn't recommend that expensive of a CPU for only gaming. Buying an 8-core CPU for only gaming is about as far on the core counts as anyone should realistically go where a 6-core is more likely the best performance over the next few years. If you do other multi threaded things sure but only gaming, spending $1000 on a CPU is wasteful and likely would yield worse FPS due to the lower clocks ie.e single threaded performance.
That is all to say SiliconeLotery's recommendation is sound advice and oddly they are recommending a cheaper CPU which should really make you take notice.
You are welcome to your opinion, but I think you are wrong. This test is with not overclocked 1080 not even 1080ti.
My own benchmarking on my current system confirms that 16/16 is faster. I agree on the additional CPU cores but for me the trade off for a faster CPU (although I am getting 4.7GHz on my 7900X) would have been the loss of 16/16 due to the lanes.Edited by Tyke2806 - 8/8/17 at 8:23am