Closed CF HD 5850. my mobo good enough? Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Product Last response: October 26, 2011 6:10 PM in Graphics & Displays Share dlong October 18, 2011 10:16:55 AM Hello all, I plan on buying another HD5850 to crossfire for my system*. However i realize my motherboard has 2 x PCI-E 2.0 x16 slots (@x16 or @x8, x8) not @x16 x2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I dont know much about "lanes", but how much will this affect my performance increase should i get another card? * i5-750 4 gb ram. Thanks -Dlong More about : 5850 mobo good Best solution zhongyan October 18, 2011 10:48:19 AM You shouldn't notice much of a difference (less than 5% decrease in performance) running the cards at 8x, 8x compared to 16x, 16x. Share Anonymous October 18, 2011 11:16:49 AM Just on another note, what PSU are you using, and what resolution are you gaming at? Score 0 Related resources Giga GA-P55-UD4p. Good enough for CF 5850? - Forum Do I have enough power to OC? (650w, 1100t x6, cf hd5850)) - Forum PSU good enough for HD 4870 in CF? - Forum Radeon HD 5850 not good enough? - Forum Is XFX Radeon HD5850 stock cooler good enough? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer dlong October 18, 2011 11:26:21 AM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... is my PSU and i game at 1920-1080 Score 0 dlong October 18, 2011 8:52:40 PM zhongyan said:You shouldn't notice much of a difference (less than 5% decrease in performance) running the cards at 8x, 8x compared to 16x, 16x. Thats it? I was thinking the performance increase would cut in half. any1 disagree/agree? Input is greatly appreciated Score 0 zhongyan October 19, 2011 5:23:42 AM dlong said:Thats it? I was thinking the performance increase would cut in half. any1 disagree/agree? Input is greatly appreciated http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/08/23/gtx_480_sli_p... Score 0 dlong October 26, 2011 5:41:56 AM Best answer selected by dlong. Score 0 Djentleman a b U Graphics card October 26, 2011 6:04:44 PM Lol, not even x4 takes a performance hit. For we've not discovered the full power for pci 2.0. Score 0 Mousemonkey a c 272 U Graphics card October 26, 2011 6:10:27 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved750w good enough for cf 280 Forum Solved$400 left for CPU & mobo. Plan to CF 2 5850. i5 or 955? Forum SolvedCan I cf 2 hd 7950s on this mobo? Forum 600w enough for 5850 CF? Forum Solved550W enough for an i5 750 + HD5850 ? Forum SolvedIs this mobo: "Gigabyte Z97N-WIFI" good enough for my set? Forum SolvedIs my mobo good enough? Forum SolvedRadeon HD 5850 still good nowadays? Forum Should I get another HD5850 for CF? Forum HD5850 VS HD4770 CF Forum New Problem - Low Heaven Benchmark numbers - CF HD5850 Forum Power Supply for CF'ing Radeon HD 5850's Forum Corsair AX750 PSU enough for HD7970 CF? Forum XFX HD5850 Blackedition or XFX HD 5770 XT CF Forum HD 4870 vapor -x CF or HD 5850 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 !