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P35 vs X38 for crossfire

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Okay, I know this is a question asked by many (myself included) but think I finally have the answer

Just swapped out my MSI Neo platinum p35 for an ASUS P5E. In 3Dmark06 I got a 1000 point increase to 17498 (swapped the case too for a Lian-li PC-A71B).



But in Crysis I got a whopping 1/2 fps more at 1920x1200 high detail dx10

So, in essence for standard HD3870's in crossfire: x38 will outbench the p35 but in Crysis it's all a bit same same...
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x16 x16 > x16 x4
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not bad but only 3.4ghz
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P35 is nor for crossife. X38 has to full 16x lane slots.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MrSpock2002 View Post
P35 is nor for crossife. X38 has to full 16x lane slots.
It still runs Crossfire & quite well too.

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Originally Posted by Marin View Post
x16 x16 > x16 x4
I know that, but so far only showing a benchmark improvement. I only got the P5E as I missed my old A8R32's full x16 support.

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Originally Posted by whe3ls View Post
not bad but only 3.4ghz
Well it's as high as it will go..... (I'll nip out and buy a QX9650 & OC it next time)
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