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Old June 25, 2010, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by DRZDuke View Post
So I guess the next question would be: Will adding in a second card to drive a 4th (2nd) monitor negatively impact the performance of my 5970 (4Gb) as opposed to just running the card alone at 16X ?
Will I see a big difference performance wise when it's running at 8X ?
If so, I guess I could dig around for an older PCI card which would not effect the PCIE bandwidth at all .... correct ?
BTW ... Thanks so much for the quick and intelligent responses already received, I really appreciate it :)
Going off the top of my head I don't think with such a high powered card that running it 8x vs 16x is going to seriously impact your performance. Perhaps a few FPS but I doubt you would even notice.

The PCI-e Bandwidth restriction is based on how the slots are populated. Not the power of the card.

Someone can correct me if I'm wrong though.


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