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Intel Core i5 760 SLI problem

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August 13, 2010 6:14:31 AM

I am planning on building a gaming rig. I want it to be SLI capable (GTX 460's) so when I have more money I can buy another GTX 460 (instead of just the one). The problem is that u read a review on newegg stating that the Intel Core i5 760 will make it so that I only have 16 lanes for PCI, meaning I can only do x8 x8 in SLI rather than x16 x16. Is this correct? And if it is, dies it really make a huge difference (x8 vs. X16)?
August 13, 2010 6:18:24 AM

everyones tells me it makes no difference, I am also planning on upgrading to GTX 460's in SLI w/ a pcie slots running at x8 x8
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August 13, 2010 6:33:33 AM

There is a small difference in performance between full x16/x16 and x8/x8 SLI. The actual difference varies between games.
The ability to use SLI and the performance gains far outweigh the few percentage points difference between x16/x8 modes IMO.

Keep an eye out on the HardOCP site. They're getting ready to publish an article next week that shows what kind of real world gaming impact running x16/x8 SLI will have using SLI GTX 460s.

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August 13, 2010 6:36:55 AM

One example. Crysis @ 1920x1200 x16 @ 46fps x8 @ 45fps
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August 13, 2010 6:42:58 AM

I see Maziar beat me in linking the THG article.