Sign-in / Sign-up
Your question
Solved

Dual x8 vs x16

Tags:
  • Graphics Cards
  • Chipsets
  • Graphics
Last response: in Graphics Cards
March 22, 2011 9:45:28 PM

For the comp ill be building soon, im debating on whether to use a P67 chipset mobo, which i dont think can do dual x16(correct me if im wrong) or to take a step back and get a mobo with the X58 chipset which can do up to quad x16. Can someone clarify for me what the performance differences would be for todays games?
Thank you
-Metro510

More about : dual x16

a b U Graphics card
March 22, 2011 10:14:42 PM

The difference between x8 and x16 is minor, and the added expense of a x58 motherboard and CPU, combined with the superior gaming performance of the LGA1155 CPUs means that it isn't worth getting a x58 platform unless you want more than 2 graphics cards.
m
0
l
Related resources
a c 1175 U Graphics card
March 22, 2011 10:25:30 PM

There will be no difference in performance:
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/08/23/gtx_480_sli_p...

"The Bottom Line
If you are running on a 30" display at 2560x1600 or below, an x8/x8 SLI or CFX configuration will perform the same as a x16/x8 or x16/x16 configuration. The only time that you should even be slightly concerned about running at x8/x8 is when you move up to a multiple display setup."
m
0
l
March 23, 2011 12:48:02 AM

Thanks guys, really appreciate it
m
0
l
March 23, 2011 12:48:23 AM

Best answer selected by metro510.
m
0
l