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GA-EP35-DS3P Crossfire Question

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Some reviews on this board report that it has "Ultimate graphics performance with dual PCI-E x16 interface" but when you look at the motherboard specs it says "2 x PCI Express x16 slots (The PCIE_16_1 slot supports x16; the PCIE_16_2 supports x4.)".

What gives? If I run two cards in this board will they both run at 16x or will one of them only run at 4x?

References:

http://www.virtual-hideout.net/revie...3P/index.shtml

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128083
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The second PCI-e slot is only x4, so you're not utilizing full Crossfire. You're limited by the second slot's bandwidth. If you want full Crossfire, get an X38 motherboard.
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Originally Posted by tmaz42o View Post
The second PCI-e slot is only x4, so you're not utilizing full Crossfire. You're limited by the second slot's bandwidth. If you want full Crossfire, get an X38 motherboard.
Too late, already ordered it. Is it that way with all P35 chipsets? And would that really hold me back a lot?
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yes and p965 too the x38 and x48 support 16x 16x

well there are two asus boards that support 16x 8x i think
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