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8600GT Number of PCI Express Lanes

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  • Monitors
  • PCI Express
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March 6, 2008 3:40:25 PM

I'm looking to build a system for trading and I need dual GPUs for 4 monitors. I'm trying to decide between a p35 MB and a p38 mb. The p38's all seem to have two pci express slots with 16 lanes. The p35's seem to have one pci express with 16 lanes and one with less (mostly 4). Do the 8600gt cards take advantage of the 16 lanes if present? If they don't, I may be better off with a p35 based system. If they do, then I'll probably want to step up to a p38 based system. Any feedback on this is appreciated. -- Bud

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March 7, 2008 4:55:26 PM

If you want to be more future proof get teh p38 for the dual 16x lanes. But you wont see any noticeable performance increase between the 2 mobos when using SLI. in games you might get 2 fps more by using a dual 16x lane over the 16x and 4x lane. i say just get the p38
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