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I just got this xfx 8800gt w/640core, and been thinking i if i should go sli or not. Ialso was thinking if i did going with a 750i board. Now is it 8x 8x or 16x 8x. I know the eVGA FTW is 16x 16x, but say if i got an msi p7n would have be 16x 8x. Does 8x 8x hurt performance at all? I would mind if all i got was a 20-30% increase, that still would be close to 20k 3d06. I get 15.2k atm with a single card, and if i did get another GT would it be able get to 640/1850/1000
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go sli . 8x 8x is good won't hurt performance that much
post #3 of 19
I second that. Even in x8 x8 you'll notice the diffrence. SLI FTW

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idk im really wondering about that msi board if it is 16x 8x
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MSI P7N SLI Platinum 750i



Slots

• Three PCI Express x16 slots
- the mazarine slot PCI Express x 16 slot (PCI_E1) supports PCIE 2.0 x 16 mode.
- the two light-blue PCI Express x 16 slots (PCI_E2 & PCI_E3) support PCI Express x 8 mode only.
- supports SLI technology.
• Two 32-bit v2.3 Master PCI bus slots (support 3.3v/5v PCI bus interface)
post #6 of 19
Yup, thats 16x X 8x from the look of it... **edited for bad link??? gues oc.net doesnt like that site** which is a good feature for you

However, what res do you get with that 19" ? most will recommend the starting res for SLI is 1650x1080 or 1600x1200.
Edited by 10acjed - 7/4/08 at 3:46pm
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max res is 1600x1200 thou part of the link is bad
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post #8 of 19
SLi it!
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post #9 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by whe3ls View Post
max res is 1600x1200 thou part of the link is bad
Yeah, SLI it... that link was just a review of that board and a Q6600 @ 3.6....

Sounds like a winner to me...

although id still opt for the ref evga board..
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post #10 of 19
I would definitively go SLI especially 8800GT's price is around $110.
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