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Does a Dual GPU run at x8 or x16 When Inserted In PCI-E Black Slot?

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January 2, 2012 8:32:10 AM

Hi all

I have an Asus P5Q Pro Turbo. I recently moved my GTX 295 from the blue x16 slot to the black x16 slot becuase i needed more room for a sound card. In the manual it says the black slot is x16 but x8 when it's linked to another GPU.

Becuase the GTX 295 is a dual GPU will the speed now be x8 instead of x16?

Thanks.
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January 2, 2012 8:39:39 AM

x16
The dual GPU is internal on the card, not on the bus.
If you add another GTX 295 then both will drop down to x8
January 2, 2012 8:43:03 AM

Ah...i see, thanks.
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