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5850 xfire @ pcie 8x 2.0, any performance loss?

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February 3, 2010 1:56:58 AM

i currently have 1 5850, but I might end up buying a second in the future when they are cheap (maybe 5-6 months from now). my mobo has pcie 2.0 x16 for 1 gpu and x8 + x8 for 2. would this cause a drop in performance with this gpu? I know that with past gpus (i had 2 4850s in xfire) it wasn't an issue. and yes I know that the 2 5850s would probably be limited by my cpu but my phenom II 940 is doing its job just fine for now and besides ocing I really don't see too much benefit in an i7.
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February 3, 2010 11:47:45 AM

A lot of benchmarks have shown that the performance hit when using X-Fire and 2 X8 PCIex lanes is minor. So you can go ahead and add the extra card.
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February 3, 2010 12:42:50 PM

5850 is fast and i think it will be fine running x8 on the 2nd pcie slot... :) 
Your system will be great with that phenom II, make sure your PSU can handle both of the cards.
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February 3, 2010 1:30:14 PM

wa1 said:
5850 is fast and i think it will be fine running x8 on the 2nd pcie slot... :) 
Your system will be great with that phenom II, make sure your PSU can handle both of the cards.


I have a 700 watt ocz stealthxstream. hows that? I think it should be fine.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
February 3, 2010 2:06:48 PM

yes.. u will be fine... :D 
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a b U Graphics card
February 3, 2010 2:11:52 PM

Go for it, you won't be dissappointed, unless you are expecting your new hardware to cure cancer, because it won't. srsly
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a b U Graphics card
February 3, 2010 10:52:12 PM

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no btw. I dont think so.


Care to show us some links?
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February 4, 2010 7:02:29 AM

paperfox said:
Care to show us some links?


Don't feed the troll. Okini has no computer experience, only what he read and misunderstood. He can't articulate a single sentence without an interjection or without going all teen on the subject. He is a teenager who just wants attention which apparently he can't get anywhere else.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
February 4, 2010 12:36:59 PM

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nah.. here we go again...
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