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post #11 of 17
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so are all mobos like this?

Or do some mobos have 2 16x slots?
2 x16 and up to 3 or 4 now too... I think.

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post #12 of 17
If I decide to (aka if I ever trip over a pile of money) I could run SLI with my current setup at 2x8 or rather both slots running at x8 and only notice about 5 frames per second difference.

Luckily there are no cards out that take advantage of all 16 lanes.
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Tom's Hardware has a good article where they tested out a 9800GX2 & a Radeon 3850 with different bus speeds.
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well i guess it really dosent matter after you guys told me that the cards cant take advantage of the 16x, but I went and looked up my mobo on teh gygabyte website and it says there should be 2 16x slots.

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...e=GA-M57SLI-S4

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2 PCI Express x 16 slot
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Please, go to "User CP", "Your Control Panel", "System information", "Edit System" and fill in your system as detailed as you can, that way it´s easier for us to help you.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vitamin View Post
well i guess it really dosent matter after you guys told me that the cards cant take advantage of the 16x, but I went and looked up my mobo on teh gygabyte website and it says there should be 2 16x slots.

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/...e=GA-M57SLI-S4

Expansion Slots
2 PCI Express x 16 slot
I have the exact same motherboard in my sig. Yeah, they are two x16 slots but the 570 sli chipset can only support 24 lanes hence one x16 slot and one x8 slot.

Edit: You got a good board though this board will support the newer phenom cpu's including the 9850.

Edit 2: If you wanted two full x16 slots the 590 SLI chipset would've been what you wanted.
Edited by hout17 - 5/13/08 at 2:44pm
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I have the exact same motherboard in my sig. Yeah, they are two x16 slots but the 570 sli chipset can only support 24 lanes hence one x16 slot and one x8 slot.

Edit: You got a good board though this board will support the newer phenom cpu's including the 9850.

Edit 2: If you wanted two full x16 slots the 590 SLI chipset would've been what you wanted.
Hey thanks for the help.
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