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

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2 years ago#1
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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2 years ago#2
I doubt you will notice the speed difference between 8x and 16x.
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2 years ago#3
Even with higher cards like 7970's?
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2 years ago#4
Yes.
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2 years ago#5
Good to know. New psu and another 7970 when the 9xxx series comes.
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