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I just set up a new comp. I got 2 8800gts, but I have one question.

When I run gpu-z the place under bus interface is different.

What does this mean?
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post #2 of 17
means one of your cards is running in a PCI-E 8x Slot.....

Your probably using an older SLI mobo
 
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post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
means one of your cards is running in a PCI-E 8x Slot.....
is that bad?
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post #4 of 17
Won't get the same performance as 2 x16 slots but it's fine. You'll still get AMAZING performance.

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post #5 of 17
Quote:
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is that bad?
Technically its not "good" as its half the bus width but I think the loss is still minimal because that card doesnt need the full x16 bus width.

Someone please confirm this.
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is that bad?
It's not recommended, but there's like zero difference in terms of performance.
 
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post #7 of 17
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Won't get the same performance as 2 x16 slots but it's fine. You'll still get AMAZING performance.

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so are all mobos like this?

Or do some mobos have 2 16x slots?
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post #8 of 17
Quote:
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so are all mobos like this?

Or do some mobos have 2 16x slots?
Modern ones have dual X16 or Triple X16 slots.
 
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post #9 of 17
Yeah, I wouldn't worry about it an x8 slot will have more than enough bandwidth. There is no difference in performance unless of course you were running two 9800gx2's in quad sli. Even then it shouldn't have that big of an effect that is until Nvidia improves their drivers.
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post #10 of 17
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ok guys thanks for the help
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