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worth it to CF when pcie speeds at 16x and 4x?

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Just a thought thats been crossing my mind lately.
I have an asus commando MB that does a 16x and 4x pcie for CF

If i bought two HD4870 cards and CF'ed them on my mobo, would it be worth it? or should i just wait for the HD4870x2 to come out?

thanks
Edited by subliminally incorrect - 7/5/08 at 10:30pm
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post #2 of 10
You would notice that they would be performing sub-par. You optimally want two x16 lanes if you're on PCI 1.x.

If your motherboard uses PCI 2.0, then you don't have to worry.
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you can, youll prolly see more of a bottle neck with your chip thou with two cards
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"you can, youll prolly see more of a bottle neck with your chip thou with two cards"

which chip? are you talking about my cpu?
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you know you can hit the quote button right?


yes. chip, cpu same thing
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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by subliminally incorrect View Post
Just a thought thats been crossing my mind lately.
I have an asus commando MB that does a 16x and 4x pcie for CF

If i bought two HD4870 cards and CF'ed them on my mobo, would it be worth it? or should i just wait for the HD4870x2 to come out?

thanks
If you want to crossfire anyway, I would wait for the 4870X2
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post #8 of 10
4870x2 will be cheaper then 2x 4870's (it should be)
    
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it should be about the same
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Quote:
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it should be about the same
should be cheaper uses less PBC
    
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