Motherboard for gaming Tags: New Build Gaming Motherboards PCI Express Systems Last response: February 12, 2010 4:15 PM in Systems Share Gumby_13 February 12, 2010 2:25:41 PM Hello, In order to get the most of pci-e lanes in 2.0 which board should I chose, no matter if i'm using ATI or not? More about : motherboard gaming MadAdmiral a b 4 Gaming a b V Motherboard February 12, 2010 2:30:56 PM We need to know the CPU and the budget. If it's an AM3 CPU or LGA1156 CPU, you're going to be getting 8x/8x PCIe 2.0 lanes. If it's a LGA1366 CPU, you'll be getting 16x/16x lanes. The difference only amounts to 4% performance loss in Crossfire. Check out this article for details. dndhatcher a b V Motherboard February 12, 2010 4:05:39 PM Thats a wierd objective. For most purposes that is not a major consideration. What is your reason for the number of lanes being so important? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer MadAdmiral a b 4 Gaming a b V Motherboard February 12, 2010 4:15:18 PM Are we talking the greatest number of lanes or the greatest performance from the lanes? I read it as what speed of lanes to pick, while dnd appears to have read it as the number... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumWhat Motherboard for my gaming rig? ForumGaming overclocking motherboard ForumBest Gaming Motherboard ForumBest Motherboard /RAM Combo for G860 / GTX 650 Ti Gaming Budget PC ForumHow to Ask for New Build Advice ForumTroubleshooting ForumHow to Ask for New Build Advice ForumTroubleshooting ForumWhat Motherboard for a gaming pc. ForumGreat Gaming Non overclocking motherboard ForumWhich motherboard will be better for gaming ? ForumGood motherboard for gaming ForumMotherboard for gaming under $100 ForumBest motherboard for gaming ? ForumChoosing a gaming motherboard ForumBest gaming motherboard for core2quad q9650 ForumBudget gaming motherboard ForumMotherboard +graphic card help! ( gaming ) ForumGood Motherboard for Gaming ? ForumA good motherboard for gaming ? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !