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Would I see a significant increase in performance in gaming if I went form my M57SLI-S4 to an Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe. The Asus would run both Pcie lanes at 16x when my M57SLI runs them at 8x. Plus the Asus has Linkboost as well. I don't think that Linkboost makes a big difference, but running both cards at 16x is the question? I don't want to spend the money unless I will see an advantage.
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Never mind. I researched this. It seems that there is not a significant increase with going from 8x to 16x. But it seems it does vary with different cards. For instance a 7900gs at 8x will not bottleneck in sli, but a 8800gtx would bottleneck. So I wonder if my 8800gt's would? Um, answered one question then here comes another one.
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I guess you'll likely need to compare other systems to yours to see how the benchmarks pan out on the Sli question(s)
    
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Yea, you are right.
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