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November 2, 2012 10:42:18 AM

Guys i need some advice about crossfire setup. I am currently using a Sapphire HD7950 and I will crossfire this card on December or January. I want to know that will there

be a noticeable performance difference between crossfire 16x 4x and 8x 8x? I know 8x 8x is better.. But i have to buy a new mobo and 16x 4x are very cheap in here.. So i

would like save some money.. Thanks in advance..

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a b U Graphics card
November 2, 2012 10:54:02 AM

If it is PCI-E 2.0 and you go with a x16 and x4 crossfire setup then you will have a rather noticeable drop in performance, or at least you would not be using the cards at their maximum potential. I would suggest go with crossfire on 8x and 8x, its also not perfect though.

Hope this helps!
a b U Graphics card
November 2, 2012 10:54:35 AM

your 1 one card will be running at 75% performance let me its pcie 2.0 or 3.0 if 2.0 i have seen one case where it was bottlenecked but he was not able to figure out
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November 2, 2012 11:18:53 AM

Also i will upgrade my cpu to IB..
a c 164 U Graphics card
November 2, 2012 11:30:44 AM

Quote:
your 1 one card will be running at 75% performance


Huh?

Get 8x/8x if you can. If not then 16x/4x while not ideal will be fine. It was horrible and bad on PCIe 1.0, but 2.0 doesn't seem to mind. Last I saw I think the scores were about 10% slower then 8x/8x. (meaning if 8x/8x got 60FPS, 16x/4x would be at 54.)
a b U Graphics card
November 2, 2012 11:31:17 AM

8x & 8x will be worth it. You will be bottlenecked on the 2nd GPU otherwise. Get something like an AsRock z77 Extreme 4. Not very expensive but very good. I own one and I have 2x7950s in CF on it. Runs amazing.
a b U Graphics card
November 2, 2012 11:34:43 AM

4745454b said:
Quote:
your 1 one card will be running at 75% performance


Huh?

Get 8x/8x if you can. If not then 16x/4x while not ideal will be fine. It was horrible and bad on PCIe 1.0, but 2.0 doesn't seem to mind. Last I saw I think the scores were about 10% slower then 8x/8x. (meaning if 8x/8x got 60FPS, 16x/4x would be at 54.)


Agreed, it won't be a huge performance hit but if your spending 500-600 bucks on graphics cards you hardly want to be limited by something like PCI lanes :/ 
November 2, 2012 1:10:44 PM

AsRock motherboards are not available in my country.. Asus and Gigabyte only. :(  I

was about to buy a gigabyte z68 (can't remember the exact model)which was

cheaper and support 8x 8x but local stores stopped bringing it down. So my only

choice is z77 here.. Price difference between cheapest 16x 4x motherboard and

cheapest 8x 8x is ~116$ :o  So i would save a lot if i go with 4x. is it maximum

10%? No more performance decrease?
a c 164 U Graphics card
November 3, 2012 2:23:03 AM

It will be there abouts. Some games might be worse.
a b U Graphics card
November 3, 2012 11:34:00 AM

What country do you live in? No possibility of an international order?
December 10, 2013 10:16:59 PM

What about 2 7850's? I don't even think my mobo has the 4x one. The 4x one is covered by the first card
a b U Graphics card
December 10, 2013 10:22:16 PM

Gigabyte 990FXA will do x16/x16 but that puts you into an AMD processor. Cheaper! But not Intel if that's important
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