View Full Version : Anyone know the impact of X8 SLI vs X16 SLI on the G80?

11-21-06, 12:14 PM
Anyone know if I should invest in a new nforce4 x16 mb if I plan on going SLI with my 8800GTS? Some stated that the G80 needs dual x16 slots to really show the benefit of SLI, however I have never seen that in writing on any of the reviews yet- just someone online posted this. Anyone know the truth? I really don't want to invest in a new mb as I need 2 pci slots for my sound card and (don't laugh) my physics card. Most x16 motherboards don't give you the option of two pci slots if you have dual video cards with double slot coolers (like the G80). The only one I see is the eVGA one.



11-21-06, 12:19 PM
It doesn't look like it matters much, at least it didn't for me. I started with an ASUS A8N-SLI Premium and then moved to an ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe. My results were mostly the same.

Edit: Here is the thread where I tested that although it got sidetracked somewhat in the middle b/c I almost fried the system.