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PCIe x8 - 6970

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  • Motherboards
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July 9, 2011 8:06:44 PM

i am soon upgrading to CF 6970 from my single on
though my mother board switches from x16 to x8 when i have two cards installed
is x8 enough bandwidth to support a 6970?

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July 9, 2011 8:40:33 PM

Yes, but will your cpu keep up with 2 cards?
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July 9, 2011 8:54:37 PM

yes, the bottleneck will be quite small.
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July 9, 2011 10:08:24 PM

yes phenom ii x6 1100t I'm sure ^_^
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July 9, 2011 11:41:23 PM

while a 790/890/990FX board for 16x/16x would have been ideal the performance difference over 8x/8x is very small. You're more likely to be held back by your CPU than PCI-E bandwidth there.
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