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Crossfire on P35. Yes or no?

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so, now that the ATi cards are killing in price/performance and i want to use that second slot on my Neo2-Fr, Is it worth it? will the bottleneck be that bad? cos people are always whining about how that slot will be a severe bottleneck, but what i've read it's about 20%, and for a measly 20% i won't go through the hassle of buying a new mobo and all that

considering i'm leaving my other PC's PSU and GFX here (the Hiper and the 8800GT in my sig rig) because i'm happy with the performance i get at 1280x1024 (40fps in DX9 bioshock ingame maxed on average, and about 20 in Crysis on high

I'm thinking of putting in a 4870 1GB with another one, or a 4870X2 when people start to sell theirs and upgrade to the new gen... all on a 22" 1680x1050 monitor
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Crossfire @ P35 = win.
Ive had that same mobo(almost, the p35 platinum), with 2x 2900gt.
It pwnd. really, the x4 slot inst that of a bottleneck. do it
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I would like to ask the same question as the OP.

I've heard that it makes only a few FPS difference when using the x4 slot compared to a x16.
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