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Building my next rig these days and am now wondering if i should go either:

-sli gtx280
-tri-sli gtx260

and then i thought about a possible problem...
don't you lose performances going from sli to tri-sli? i mean you downgrade your pcie-lanes to 3*8x instead of 2*16x ... is it really worth it?

edit: adding an underline for people with short memory
Edited by Tatsuo - 12/23/08 at 3:03pm
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First of all you need a new motherboard as yours can only do crossfire. And the NVIDIA boards that can do SLi/tri-sli will stay at PCIe x16.
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Which motherboard are you planning on using? If it's the P5Q in your sig then the answer is none of the above since it supports Crossfire and not SLI
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Originally Posted by Marin View Post
First of all you need a new motherboard as yours can only do crossfire. And the NVIDIA boards that can do SLi/tri-sli will stay at PCIe x16.
i mention new rig in the post, meaning new rig and not recycled bs

also, any 3 slots MBs on newegg.ca has a 8x 3rd lane. even the evga x58 tri-sli board's like that.
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it *shouldn't* limit anything. also, have you heard of the 780i and 790i?
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it *shouldn't* limit anything. also, have you heard of the 780i and 790i?
should've specified i'm going i7
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