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Didn't tomshardware do a review of bandwidth by taping up the cards available pins? And if I remember correctly it really didn't start noticably bottlenecking until pcie 1x.
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I tested an X2 in my secondary slot(P5K Board), 3D Mark06 actually showed a slight increase in total score.
The SM2 score increased, whle the SM3 score decreased.

Games are a different story, the HL series and Crysis took major hits in FPS.
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They forgot to add that Nvidia is blundering letting Intel have an SLI license.
    
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Originally Posted by MESeidel View Post
Aren't the two Crossfire Bridges helping in 16x/4x PCIEx Systems ?
Crossfire bridge is for inter-card communication... the cards each still use the PCIe slot to send/recieve the data to chipset.

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Didn't tomshardware do a review of bandwidth by taping up the cards available pins? And if I remember correctly it really didn't start noticably bottlenecking until pcie 1x.
That's the review... they noticed bottlenecking on the highest end cards at 8x.
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That's the review... they noticed bottlenecking on the highest end cards at 8x.
Here's the review your talking about, the 8800GTS only has a noticeable impact on CoD2, and even then its only 10fps at 8x.
    
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