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 271 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 Solved550W enough for an i5 750 + HD5850 ? Forum 600w enough for 5850 CF? 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 Corsair AX750 PSU enough for HD7970 CF? Forum Should I get another HD5850 for CF? Forum HD5850 VS HD4770 CF Forum good cheap mobo fx 6300 CF Forum New Problem - Low Heaven Benchmark numbers - CF HD5850 Forum SolvedWill this case be enough for an asus hd 5850? Forum Solved5850 good enough? 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 !