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Old 04-21-2006, 08:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question will two 7900gtx's get bottle-necked with A8N-SLI Premium?

just wondering because i really want to have a sound card and my SLI and the A8N32 just doesnt have a good layout for both
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No way, maybe a bit if the mobo doesnt support dual x16 lanes. But that would barely make a difference.
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the Asus mobo that does support x16 is the Asus A8N 30 something or other Deluxe or premium.......i think........lemme find the link
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...n=Asus&Ntk=all

there it is.

But do not waste ur money on a 7900GTX SLi, whoa can u say OVERKILL! plus ur only wasting ur money cause in a few months the G80s are coming out. just get a 7900GT or GTX to suffice till the G80s come out.
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right now my friend has 7900gtx SLI on a A8N32-SLI Deluxe while im going with 7600gt SLI on a A8N-SLI Premium so that i have room for a sound card. then ill upgrade within 3 months with EVGA's step-up program to GTXs

but i noticed that there is only room for two GTXs and a soundcard on a A8N-SLI Premium since the vidcards overlap too many pci slots on the A8N32-SLI Deluxe. i dont want the GTXs to be bottle-necked if it is possible for them to exceed a single 16x lane

i have heard that the A8N32 board's dual 16x lanes is just hype and that GPUs cant come anywhere near that amount just yet
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No 8x is enouph. You should get the CPU faster since that will be the bottleneck.
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i am also wondering how thick the G80s are going to be. if they are thinner than the 7900GTXs than i would be better off going with a A8N32 since it has 32x

i am getting an FX60
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I doubt anyone knows how thick the G80s will be. The best card in the series would probably be as big as a 7900GTX 512mb or a 1900XTX, that's my guess.
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i hope they come out within 3 months for me to use the step-up program on them instead. then i could just go for the GTs
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There are slim versions of the 7900GTX for quad sli.

You should buy a Opteron 170 and OC it instead. You should try to get 3Ghtz w/ water.
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i would but im getting the FX60 at wholesale price through a friend ;o

i hadnt even heard of slim 7900gtx's. i was wondering how they managed that though
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