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No, its not bad. I recall someone testing PCIe lanes and said bandwidth did not matter to make a big difference. Only see 1-3 FPS difference

Edit: Lost cleared it up
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No, its not bad. I recall someone testing PCIe lanes and said bandwidth did not matter to make a big difference. Only see 1-3 FPS difference

Edit: Lost cleared it up
My 5870 did lose a good 23FPS going from an X16 slot to an X1 slot in the Just Cause 2 benchmark. Going to an X4 was not nearly as bad.
    
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Not for 460s. A 580 or a 5970 might be bottlenecked by a 4X slot.
Yeah, I realize it will not perform as well as it would in a x16 slot.

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No, its not bad. I recall someone testing PCIe lanes and said bandwidth did not matter to make a big difference. Only see 1-3 FPS difference

Edit: Lost cleared it up
NO WAY? If someone can back you up I will buy right now lol


_______________________________________

How about this, I WILL somehow probably get a brand new rig when Bulldozer comes out...

Will two GTX 460's last me as long those 8800/9800GT's did? I mean, will they be suficent in gaming for a few years? Maybe not max settings, but, atleast medium to high @ 1920x1080?

_______________________________________

NEW QUESTION!

Can I pop my GTX 460 in my x4 slot and see how many FPS I get in games? I understand 2 GPUs does not always mean double the frame rates as 1 GPU, but should I atleast get a small understanding of how two GPU's would perform on my board?
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Yeah, I realize it will not perform as well as it would in a x16 slot.



NO WAY? If someone can back you up I will buy right now lol


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Will two GTX 460's last me as long those 8800/9800GT's did? I mean, will they be suficent in gaming for a few years? Maybe not max settings, but, atleast medium to high @ 1920x1080?
Yes.
    
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yeah wait till crysis 2 comes out to see if you can run it. demo is out on tuesday.
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Yes.
Yes to what lol
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Yeah, I realize it will not perform as well as it would in a x16 slot.



NO WAY? If someone can back you up I will buy right now lol


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How about this, I WILL somehow probably get a brand new rig when Bulldozer comes out...

Will two GTX 460's last me as long those 8800/9800GT's did? I mean, will they be suficent in gaming for a few years? Maybe not max settings, but, atleast medium to high @ 1920x1080?

_______________________________________

NEW QUESTION!

Can I pop my GTX 460 in my x4 slot and see how many FPS I get in games? I understand 2 GPUs does not always mean double the frame rates as 1 GPU, but should I atleast get a small understanding of how two GPU's would perform on my board?
Run some X16 benchmarks in games, run some X4 benchmarks in games, look up GTX 460 SLI benchmarks and take away the loss of FPS going from 16 to X4 right now(it will probably be like 1-2 FPS)


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Yes to what lol
Yes to that the 460s will last until mid 2014 with medium settings.
    
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A 4 lane will not be a significant bottleneck, techpowerup and Tom's did a review thing on it a while back with tech using the HD 5870 as their card and Tom's using the GTX 480. If you look into those reviews, it's not something to worry about unless you're getting another card to run MW2 at 150FPS.
 
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post #19 of 30
I run crossfire 5770s in 16x / 4x and get acceptable performance. The 460s shouldn't be significantly bottlenecked.

I would strongly recommend a more powerful / better quality PSU than your current 500w rosewill. As already stated, PSU failure can take down other components in your rig. SLI 460s will consume a significant amount of power.
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Do I have the ability to run my GTX 460 at x4 on the other lane? Or will the lane act as x16 because the other lane is no occupied?
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