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Yep. Before my motherboard died, I tested a 5870 in my boards X1 slot. I ran one Just Cause 2 benchmark and got an average FPS of 60(1280x1024 everything max, X4AA and no vsync)

But I also got an average of 80FPS on a X16 slot.

Once my motherboard comes back, I will have a chance to test it in BF:BC2. I don't own Crysis or Metro 2033.
    
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Madness...
    
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Hmmmm... I wonder, if any person with a mb that has only one 16x and one 1x slot could crossfire....
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That is rather interesting. Genuinely.
    
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Why wouldn't it perform okay?
That's a pretty low res..
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My question is... How did you make a card that physically requires 16 slots fit into a x1 slot?
Edited by youra6 - 1/1/11 at 2:02pm
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Hmmmm... I wonder, if any person with a mb that has only one 16x and one 1x slot could crossfire....
I'll be picking up another 5870 in February, but I can only Xfire , X16-X16, X16-X4. X4-X1 would be interesting, but it isn't possible on my board at least.

Also, I remember someone bought a X1 slot raiser and inserted an 8400GS card for PhysX. Obviously, these slots do not support SLI or Xfire but they still work for displaying stuff .
    
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My question is... How did you make a card that physically requires 16 slots fit into a x1 slot?
You can buy an X1 slot raiser for standard boards, but my board has a slot that looks like an X16 but only provides X1 bandwith.
    
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This is MADNESS
    
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