Is 16x 4x on this board a bad idea? Tags: Graphics Cards Power Supplies Graphics Product Last response: July 13, 2010 4:21 AM in Graphics & Displays Share darnock July 12, 2010 12:11:13 AM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... from a few charts I've seen only a 5% drop in the 5000 series using a 16x 4x,, i'm using this board and 2 4870's i was not planning on crossfiring but i got the extra card for free and my power supply can take the load.. so what should i do? thanks More about : 16x board bad idea jyjjy a c 376 U Graphics card a b ) Power supply July 12, 2010 12:24:21 AM Well if you've got the card do some benchmarks of your own and see if it is worth it for you. If it doesn't seem worth it you can always put it on ebay or get a board with a x8 slot. darnock July 12, 2010 12:27:06 AM thats a great idea! what % increase in score would be a good range? Related resources 16x card into a 4x slot? - Forum 16x 4x crossfire - Forum Asus p5k deluxe, 16x and 4x PCIe - Forum SLI - 8x 8x working but not 16x 4x - Forum PCI-E 16x vs. 4x - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jyjjy a c 376 U Graphics card a b ) Power supply July 12, 2010 12:34:28 AM Well, the performance increase from a single HD4870 to an HD4870x2 tends to be somewhere in the 70-80% area on average. jyjjy a c 376 U Graphics card a b ) Power supply July 12, 2010 12:41:56 AM Let us know how it goes. It be interested to see how much a PCIE 2.0 x4 slot limits an HD4870. darnock July 12, 2010 3:01:40 AM i did the benchmark test Heaven here is my score for 1 card fps 35.6 score 897 on crossfire i got fps 70 score 1764 heaven's settings i used the default direct 3d11 1920x1080 shade high tex high filter tri 4x seems like a 95% boost, not bad darnock July 12, 2010 3:03:19 AM rest of my system... win 7 64bit 4 gigs ram amd 955 at 4.0ghz again the 2cards are 4870's jyjjy a c 376 U Graphics card a b ) Power supply July 12, 2010 3:25:40 AM I'd try it in a real game or two. Perhaps something with a built in benchmark like Crysis, Far Cry 2, GTA4, Just Cause 2, ect. darnock July 13, 2010 1:58:03 AM okay just did the just cause 2 benchmark on 1920x1080 on max settings 1 card time 128seconds, 20.43 fps 2 cards time 121seconds 48.08 fps darnock July 13, 2010 1:58:54 AM just hoping this info will help someone out jyjjy a c 376 U Graphics card a b ) Power supply July 13, 2010 4:21:39 AM That's some impressive scaling. I guess the x4 slot isn't all that bad on PCIE 2.0 boards. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources pci-e 4x vs pci-e 16x ?? Forum What does PCI Express 2.0 16x slot (@x4) mean? Forum 6970 xfire on 16x and 4x Forum Issue 8600 gts works in 4x pci but dont work in 16x Forum 9800GT in PCI-E 4x , 8x, 16x Forum GTX 560 Ti running at PCI-E 2.0 4x instead of 16x Forum Crossfire 16x 4x Forum 9600GT 1GB PCI-E 4x :(...? Forum Radeon 3850 AGP 8x or PCI-E 4x Forum 560TI single card in PCI-E 16x ( 4x mode) slot Forum New Build GPU Question. BF3 Main Game(getting rdy for BF4) Forum Does this work with GPU's? Forum [Solved] Can this older laptop be upgraded to handle Blue-Ray DVD's Forum GPU Idling at 77C - Is this bad? Forum 3DMark Vantage results is this good? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !