I am just in the process of upgrading my motherboard. There are two motherboards I currently have in mind and that is the “DFI Lanparty UT NF4 SLI-DR Expert” and the “Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe”.
There are obviously a lot of difference between them but from what I can tell does the DFI come out slightly on top over the Asus apart on one feature.. the PCI-E slots. Where the Asus got two 16x PCI-E ports but thee DFI has only got 8x .
My question is really will there be any performance difference between a 16x and an 8x PCI port?
I am an avid online FPS gamer so frame rates are obviously important.
My current rig is has an AMD X2 4400+ and a Nvidia 7950 GX2, so I guess as far as through put there wont be many graphics cards that will put a higher strain on the PCI-E port than that… at least until the next card is released
I was already favouring the DFI as it was so I think I will go for it.
And this thing about future proof it... well I suspect when a new graphics card does come out that will saturate a 8 PCI-E, I will already be thinking of upgrading to a new CPU which no doubt will be on a different socket to the 939