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Originally Posted by MNiceGuy View Post
Hrm..An Nvidia chipset that doesn't offer two x16 lanes. As far as I see it, there's only one reason someone should consider an Nvidia board over Intel these days: SLi.
considering how this is for AMDs Intel boards aren't a choice.

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Not even worth the 2 x 8 lanes. I would rather run one card on a 16 lane. Shows how much respect for AMD Nvidia has...
Nvidia still has the 780/790A boards this is just the budget version.
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post #12 of 17
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Not even worth the 2 x 8 lanes. I would rather run one card on a 16 lane. Shows how much respect for AMD Nvidia has...
I agree.. WTH were they thinking? I think x8 and x8 should be dead!
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I agree.. WTH were they thinking? I think x8 and x8 should be dead!
Why?

It's cheaper, cooler, less power, and adequate for most cards. Most cards that would use the bandwidth are PCIe 2.0. Besides, this is more of a budget board. If you want additional features, get the 790a.
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But nvidia got the 750i! Is Intel, PciE 2.0 16 x2, and its very cheap! I really dont see the point in making this one....
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Why?

It's cheaper, cooler, less power, and adequate for ALL cards.
Fixed that for you.
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I think this chipset is targeted at a budget sli market. If thats the case then this will be like the 650i which performed very close to the 680i at low resolutions. If you are gaming at 1024x768 or 1280x1024 one of these boards with a pair of mid range cards will probably work great. At higher resolutions you would notice a larger drop in fps over the x16x16 780a boards.
Funny how it targets the budget SLI market despite the fact that only the GeForce 9xxx series cards are PCIe 2.0 compliant.
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Funny how it targets the budget SLI market despite the fact that only the GeForce 9xxx series cards are PCIe 2.0 compliant.

Sorry, but that is incorrect. Some of the 8800GT/S are also PCIe 2.0 compliant.

http://www.bfgtech.com/bfgr88512gtoce.aspx
    
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