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post #21 of 46
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Originally Posted by selectodude
Oh no, I lose 2 FPS because I have a 16 lane motherboard. Shoot me in the head. By the time DX10 comes around, I'll have a whole new computer at the rate we're going anyway.

Edit: I just read the link. It looks like some Nvidia marketing BS.
Did you even read that link? yes it is slower, but you also said it would be. when dx10 comes out, you will be glad about 16x lanes.
opps didnt catch your edit. but its not bs its truth.
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post #22 of 46
I did read the link. It's Nvidia marketing BS...unless Mad Mod Mike has come to life... Hmmmm
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post #23 of 46
ignor all that bs and look at the number and facts. you said 16x was pointless as they didnt really use all 16. true they don't. but a 16x board will last you longer down the road. 13 is right.
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post #24 of 46
I just don't see the point of spending the extra money. Unless you have Quad SLI, then 16 of the 32 lanes will just go unused for awhile. Next we'll see 2x 24 lanes and everyone will be falling all over themselves.
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post #25 of 46
But your not spending any extra money full x16 support is standard on good boards. the highest end DFI board is about 180 dollas on newegg. And many models lower do to and they are even cheaper. Tons of asus boards to aswell.
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post #26 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by selectodude
Thats not true at all whatsoever. Even the 7900GTX doesn't really saturate 8 lanes. 2 16x lanes may actually be slower because of the two seperate chipsets supplying the lanes.
I concur. I don't believe that there is a card on the market that would saturates the old AGP 8x bus. (including PCIe cards) i'm no expert though, just recalling an article i read a while back.
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post #27 of 46
don't get SLI just get a 7900 gt
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post #28 of 46
hands down the 7900gt is a better card. but find it for a resonable price then go for it. if not then go dual 7600's.
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post #29 of 46
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Originally Posted by prostate05
don't get SLI just get a 7900 gt
This is a SLI card, no? In that case, it's looking like for 300 dollars I'll have a great card, and will be able to upgrade a little down the road by adding a second one.
    
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post #30 of 46
Look guys, were getting abit off topic here, this discussion isnt helping him at all, its just a big sli war.

In my opinion I would say go for the 7900GT but thats just me, and its up to you at the end of the day, just go with the best you can afford and make sure your not throwing your money away
    
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