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so... i have one of each, 16x and 8x slots.

#1WyzeGyePosted 8/20/2013 1:54:32 PM
Because I cheaped out on my mobo am i restricted to the one card at full speed if I crossfire?

I just assumed that you needed 2 16x lanes for crossfire/sli, but I saw stuff saying that they don't run at 16x anyway.

Is that true? I'm not looking to crossfire for the foreseeable future (only have a 550w psu). More just curiousity.
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#2SlaynPosted 8/20/2013 1:55:47 PM
I doubt you will notice the speed difference between 8x and 16x.
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#3WyzeGye(Topic Creator)Posted 8/20/2013 1:57:49 PM
Even with higher cards like 7970's?
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#4gastamanPosted 8/20/2013 2:10:55 PM
Yes.
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#5WyzeGye(Topic Creator)Posted 8/20/2013 2:12:43 PM
Good to know. New psu and another 7970 when the 9xxx series comes.
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