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ok when in sli mode my motherboard would shareout the x16 bandwidth into x8 mode, would this cause a bottleneck on 2 8800gt's in sli or wouldnt it realy make a differnce, im only asking this because my old 8600gt sli setup was fine, but the 8800gt is quite abit more powerfull... how would this effect overall performance in gaming? and benchmarking aswell, I like to see my 3dmark06 score go up in a upgrade.
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post #2 of 27
you should be fine. Nothing uses more than pci-e 8x bandwidth.
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post #3 of 27
No, benchmarks prove that it doesnt even bottleneck 8800gtxs.
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h3xw1z4rd, hey, how did you get over 13K in 3dmark06? ive only broken 11K once. my q6600 b3 doesnt want to oc. what is your score if you dont oc the cpu (still oc the gpu though)
we have pretty similar rigs.
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post #5 of 27
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hey, how did you get over 13K in 3dmark06? ive only broken 11K once. my q6600 b3 doesnt want to oc. what is your score if you dont oc the cpu (still oc the gpu though)
we have pretty similar rigs.
10k roughly without overclocks, both the gpu and ram are overclocked aswell
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post #6 of 27
You should be fine.
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post #7 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by sgdude View Post
h3xw1z4rd, hey, how did you get over 13K in 3dmark06? ive only broken 11K once. my q6600 b3 doesnt want to oc. what is your score if you dont oc the cpu (still oc the gpu though)
we have pretty similar rigs.
Your chip won't overclock because 650i boards are terrible quad overclockers.
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post #8 of 27
hmmm, so that ~1ghz oc raises your score 3k?
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how is the 750i for OCing?
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post #10 of 27
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sgdude View Post
hmmm, so that ~1ghz oc raises your score 3k?
lol not sure if its just the cpu, just in general with all the overclocks I put on it seems to score that, will be more in a few days with the audition of a second 8800gt
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