Thanks, I plan on using eyefinity with 3 monitors at a high res.
I just heard that with such high resolutions the x8/x8 with that board would give a noticable drop vs a x16x16 board.
Quote from a year ago on these forums:
"the only real performance drop you would see is if you had exactly that: a multi monitor setup with a big resolution. There the bandwidth starts to come into play. Unfortunately I can't remember exactly what the percentage drop was, but it was significant enough to give pause. If you are looking for an eyefinity setup, I would wait until the next socket intel is releasing this year. It'll give you the x16/x16 slots"
Forgot to mention half my time is workstation use with 3d modeling apps: Maya / 3ds max / zbrush / cry engine etc.
So yes to vid editing as well.
Can you please recommend a board like this one but with proper spacing and 16's?
thats pretty much false. 8x 8x is normal for any z77 motherboard. the ones with a plx chip which provides more bandwidth would have more latency since it has to go to a switching chip before going to the card. and the fact that the cards cannot even use pci-e 2 effectively means that 8x 8x is more than enough