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E8400 + Tri-Fire 3870's + x38 vs. E2180 + Crossfire 4850's + P45

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any thoughts? I'm preparing myself to do a test of these setups. I also plan to clock the e2180 to 3ghz, the same as the stock e8400, in hopes of leveling the playing field. I know the p45 will apparently have some bandwidth issues going 8x/8x, but hopefully we will find this out.


The reason for this post: I'm taking requests for games or benchmarking programs right now, but keep in mind I may not be able to do the test if I don't have the game or access to it somehow.

I'm capping off the resolution at 1680x1050 as both systems will do that res, but I may throw in a test or two at 1920x1200.


SO what do you guys want to see?
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Company of Heroes? and yeah if you could see how much difference between x8 vs x16 would be.
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You shouldn't have a problem with the P45 and it's PCI-e 2.0 slots.
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i think the X38+ tri 3870 will be faster
    
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