Does anyone have experience in this?
I need to buy a new mainboard with either 4 Pcie or 3 Pcie 2.0 Slots.
The one with 3 Slots costs about 110€ and has 1x16, 1x8 and 1x4. I don't think the x8 Slot would be a problem, but what about the x4 Slot? Does mining need a big bandwith and does anyone have experience with an x4 Slot?
If it has a bad influence on the hashrate I'd buy a mainboard with 2x16 and 2x8 Slots, as a board with 1x16 + 2x8 Slots costs 185€ and a quad Crossfire board 'only' 200€.
These are the boards I'm talking about:
- x16+x8+x4: ASRock P67 Extreme4, P67 (B3) (120€)
- x16+2x8: Sapphire PURE Black P67 (185€)
- 2x16+2x8: ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution Rev 3.0 (200€)
I'd use 3/4x5870 on them. If you know any better boards please let me know.