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Old August 9, 2010, 01:23 AM
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Default PCI Express And SLI Scaling: How Many Lanes Do You Need?

Edited: For gamers on a budget.

I came across an article today that made me more happy with my I5 760, and more embarrassed with my previous recommendations to my customers and this forum's members of upgrading from P55 when installing two graphics cards. if the article below is accurate and it seems so, then paying 300$++ for an x58 chip set for the sole purpose of installing SLI-Crossfire will yield a maximum of 4% improved performance. Hardly worth the investment. Apologies to those who took my advice.


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Old August 9, 2010, 01:47 AM
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heres a better one

techPowerUp :: GeForce GTX 480 PCI-Express Scaling Review :: Page 1 / 25

so at best you lose 10% which can be a lot or not much, depending who you ask.

if your customer pays 2-3k for a machine, 1366 else hell be the laughing stock of his tarded frends...:p
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