Closed X8x8 gtx460 sli Tags: Graphics Cards Gtx Performance SLI Graphics Last response: November 8, 2010 8:22 AM in Graphics & Displays Share alblue November 8, 2010 1:17:05 AM Is there a significant increased performance when you have 2 gtx 460 on x8x8 than 1 on x16? should I even bother getting a second gtx 460? BTW I have the msi p55a g55 mobo More about : x8x8 gtx460 sli Best solution Twoboxer a b U Graphics card November 8, 2010 1:33:38 AM Yes, 2x460 will give a significant increase n performance vs 1x460 . . . even tho one card were running x16 and two cards were running x8-x8. In fact, x8-x8 is only a few percentage points lost vs x16-x16: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-460-sli... On how many lanes are needed for SLI: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pcie-geforce-gtx-48... alblue November 8, 2010 1:57:12 AM so the x8x8 and x16x16 have a subtle difference. The 2nd review says that the processor is more important in sli. Would the i5 760 do its job? Related resources PCI Express 2.0( x16,x16) vs PCi Express 2.0( x8,x8 ) - Forum New build: i5 760, dual GTX460 , 4-6gb DDR3. Advice needed! - Forum Will 2 GTX 660's in SLI , run on PCI 2.0 ( x8/x8 ) - Forum CF/ SLI @ x8x8 vs x16x16 - Forum MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel -- Does it run SLI in x8x8 or x16x4 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Twoboxer a b U Graphics card November 8, 2010 2:01:32 AM Apaprently, your mobo doesn't support SLI. I didn't bother to check earlier, just tried to answer your question that 2x460 is a fine idea, even if x8-x8. Unfortunately, it looks like you will need another mobo to do that. ct1615 a c 235 U Graphics card November 8, 2010 2:02:51 AM alblue said:so the x8x8 and x16x16 have a subtle difference. The 2nd review says that the processor is more important in sli. Would the i5 760 do its job? yes the i5-760 will do the job. If a GTX480 only loses 8% performance in x8 SLI then you will not lose any with a GTX 460 alblue November 8, 2010 2:04:15 AM Yeah..... but you know whats weird... When I was looking for a mobo it said that this motherboard supports sli on msi's website. I just checked and it says N/A for its sli... when it said Y for sli. wow... Wouldnt x8x8 support sli? does it need to be specificly programed for sli? Twoboxer a b U Graphics card November 8, 2010 2:17:30 AM Yes. The mobo needs to have a chip set - er, pay a license fee - to support SLI. alblue November 8, 2010 3:06:43 AM Best answer selected by Alblue. Derbixrace a b U Graphics card November 8, 2010 6:29:44 AM http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?topic=140638.0 the motherboard does support SLi Mousemonkey a c 264 U Graphics card November 8, 2010 8:22:53 AM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumIs it better to run SLI @ x8/x8 or single card @ x16? ForumConfused about PCIe 3.0 x16 or x8/x8 ForumWhat means by PCI Express 3.0 x16 : 2 (x16/0 or x8/x8 ) ForumPII X4 3.4GHz +x16x16 CF vs i5 2500K + x8x8 CF ForumSingle 2GB x16 card or CF 1GB x8/x8 ? ForumPCIe - (x16+x4) vs ( x8+x8 ) ForumGTX 460 SLI Issues Forum120hz mode - Samsung UN55EH6000 ForumWhite GTX460! ForumGTX460 vs 5870 2gb ForumGTX460 SLI or other option? ForumCoolermaster 550W PSU with GTX460 ForumEVGA GTX460 1gb 1371 1372 1373? ForumZt affinity with EVGA GeForce GTX460 Forum[Solved] Gtx460 + badaboom trial edition 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 !