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Noticeable increase going from 16x/4x Crossfire to 16x/16x Crossfire motherboard?

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As the topic states, is there a noticeable increase?
My 8800gt SLI rig was fairly fast (16x/16x on a 750i FTW), this so far seems faster with the motherboard in sig...basically would spending the $ actually net me a decent performance increase with a proper Crossfire motherboard?
Single card was about 128xx in 3dmark06, two cards were a bit over 17k.
Anyone have any experiences/benchies?

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I would say yes
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bump
thanks, also any suggested CF boards that will fit a TR 120 extreme?
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Maximus Formula

I had a TRUE on it and it worked great. Now all water, but the TRUE definitely fit and did a good job.
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I would get a 16x\\16x board if you have two 4xxx cards. They need alot of bandwidth, and there have been tests that show that performance is limited on P35 and P45 boards when compared to x38 and x48.
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ordered the ASUS Rampage Formula
Decided to shell out some extra dough for this board...hope it's worth it
I'll post the before & after benchmarks (3dmark06 and Crysis I think, maybe Grid if I can find out how to benchmark it?) on the cards in 16x/4x current mode, and the 16x/16x mode once the board comes in .
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post #7 of 10
Great choice. You should be very happy with it.
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post #8 of 10
Aaaahhh yes, that Rampage is a nice board, getting ready for one myself,, and yes you will see a nice increase. When I ran my 3870X2+3870 on my P35 it was worse by almost half compareable to just my 3870X2 plus it made it have horrible microstutter.
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The ga ex38-ds4 is a nice mb to tho isee very few on here?
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post #10 of 10
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very noticeable increase folks!
same speed on the cpu/video cards... the 3dmark06 score is 18981
with the p35 in Cf was 17555 as my highest score....

haven't done any real benchmarks since i just reinstalled vista and the tweaking seems TOO easy on this board...I think I can actually squeeze more out of this CPU =)

full benchies to follow this weekend and I'll integrate my new results with the 4850 in CF along with my older results into one thread when I did benchies on G92 8800GT SLI and G80 8800GTS 640 SLI
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