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Crossfire Sapphire E6E 5870 2GB Dual x16 vs Dual x8 vs x16+x8??? Im buying a new mobo and need to see if I can save some cash.
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8x8x will only be like 1-2% performance decrease from 16x16x
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Originally Posted by reflex99;12537945 
8x8x will only be like 1-2% performance decrease from 16x16x

mhm....I have seen it droop 15%-20% in tests
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then why did you ask for our opinion confused.gif


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pcie-geforce-gtx-480-x16-x8-x4,2696-3.html

toms says otherwise
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Originally Posted by reflex99;12537999 
then why did you ask for our opinion confused.gif


http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pcie-geforce-gtx-480-x16-x8-x4,2696-3.html

toms says otherwise

I read on toms it was 15%-20% drop at x8+x8
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where does it say 15-20 at
    
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different article
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well here's the deal. if you fidn that article, show it to us. i think a lot of review sites posted the same findings as tom's and i would lean towards that review than the one you mentioned which concluded with a 15-20% hit in performance.

wasnt there a review done here at OCN on this too?
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kick;12538107 
well here's the deal. if you fidn that article, show it to us. i think a lot of review sites posted the same findings as tom's and i would lean towards that review than the one you mentioned which concluded with a 15-20% hit in performance.

wasnt there a review done here at OCN on this too?


12%-15% drop

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crossfire-meets-pci-express,1761-4.html
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Celcoid;12538140 
12%-15% drop

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crossfire-meets-pci-express,1761-4.html

is that even pci-e 2.0?

lulz

they're testing radeon 2900XTs in there
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