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Which SLI mobo to get?

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Hi,

i'm not sure if this is the right place to post this but I'm having a lot of trouble trying to pick an SLI mobo. Most of the current crop of SLI mobos seem to split their 16X bandwith to (2) 8X if there are 2 vid cards being used. However, now (and i know theyve been out for awhile..) there are cards that are 32X and say that each of their pci-e lanes are full 16X.

this brings me to ask is it worth to pay more for that full 32X?? i've heard from some ppl that its pointless because even if you two of the best cards out running in SLI you would not even come close to needing the 16X (2 8X lanes) bandwith let alone the 32X. if someone knows that this is not true or that in the near future vids card will start utilising all the bandwith?/

thanks
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I believe that currently none of the 16x boards when split into 8x use up all that bandwidth anyway.

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...hlbnRodXNpYXN0

Unfortunately this is a horrible comparison since they didn't use the same CPU to compare a x16 and a x8 board.
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