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Sorry, still PCI-E 2.0
You know of this amazing website called 'Google', right?
PCI-E 2.0 x8 with twice the bandwidth of normal x8... So what is the difference?
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PCI-E 2.0 x8 with twice the bandwidth of normal x8... So what is the difference?
Every platform has PCI-E 2.0, therefore you don't magically get double bandwidth with SB.
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you guys are getting brutal. *grabs beer, beef jerky, and comfy chair...*
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Every platform has PCI-E 2.0, therefore you don't magically get double bandwidth with SB.
Sure you do, The Integrated PCI-E Controller says otherwise. They operate at 5 GT/s rather than 2.5 GT/s on LGA 1366.

5GT/s maxes at 500MB/s per lane, while 2.5GT/s maxes at 250MB/s per lane. Do the math and you'll come with this:

At 5GT/s on Sandybridge, x8 is 4000 MB/s transfer for 8 lanes aka PCI-E 2.0 x8.
At 2.5GT/s on LGA 1366 you come to 4000 MB/s transfer for 16 lanes aka PCI-E 2.0 x16.

Comprende? LGA 1366 May have PCI-E 2.0, but the bandwidth is of 1.1, while Sandybridge has true PCI-E 2.0 with full 500MB/s per lane rather than LGA 1366's 250MB/s per lane.
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Save your money and grab another GTX460 for SLI. I have Q9550 4GHz, i5-760 4.2GHz and 2500k 4.5GHz. I tested everything with GTX260 SLI (700/1400/1200) and ASUS 5850 DirectCU TOP (965/1200) and makes no difference to me. If you can get x6 that is even better.
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Does x16 x16 vs 8x 8x make a big difference? You decide:
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/...x16x16_vs_x8x8
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Save your money and grab another GTX460 for SLI. I have Q9550 4GHz, i5-760 4.2GHz and 2500k 4.5GHz. I tested everything with GTX260 SLI (700/1400/1200) and ASUS 5850 DirectCU TOP (965/1200) and makes no difference to me. If you can get x6 that is even better.
Don't SLI hack your board and report the low gpu usage you'll find commonplace with AMD users on the Nvidia forum. It will make you end up going Intel in the end
    
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Don't SLI hack your board and report the low gpu usage you'll find commonplace with AMD users on the Nvidia forum. It will make you end up going Intel in the end
I agree, after previously doing this on my 1090T and 790X it was a horrible decision and it is one of the factors involved with me going Intel.
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