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PCI Express 2.0 x16 vs PCi Express 2.0 x8

Last response: in Motherboards
January 18, 2011 7:24:48 PM

can someone please tell me what is performance difference between crossfire(two amd 6970) setup using PCI Express 2.0 (x16,x16) vs PCI Express 2.0 (x16,x8)? thank you for your help!

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January 18, 2011 7:41:17 PM

You will see a 2-4% performance decrease running in 16x 8x as opposed to 16x 16x. Nothing really noticable. I would go for which ever motherboard better fits your budget.