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PCI Express And SLI Scaling: How Many Lanes Do You Need?

PCIe Scaling: Crysis

Experience tells us that Crysis is usually GPU-limited, and it appears that bandwidth limits are far less of a problem as resolution is increased.

The x4 slot suffers a 9% performance handicap at 1680x1050, while the x8 slot allows the GPU to reach 98% of its performance potential. That is to say, the mid-sized slot looks like an acceptable option for Crysis.