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June 09, 2011, 01:04:41 PM
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My motherboard has 2 PCI E X16 Slots about 2 years ago. According to my vendor, he said that if i put in two Graphic cards, One will run at X16 and the other will run at x8.

Will this affect my mining speed.

Im planning to buy a new rig with the below motherboard and plan to put 4 Graphic cards on it. Is this suitable if i put 4 HD 5870.

Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128499&Tpk=Gigabyte%20Z68X-UD7-B3


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June 09, 2011, 01:06:58 PM
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My motherboard has 2 PCI E X16 Slots about 2 years ago. According to my vendor, he said that if i put in two Graphic cards, One will run at X16 and the other will run at x8.

Will this affect my mining speed.

Im planning to buy a new rig with the below motherboard and plan to put 4 Graphic cards on it. Is this suitable if i put 4 HD 5870.

Gigabyte Z68X-UD7-B3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128499&Tpk=Gigabyte%20Z68X-UD7-B3




You can run gpu's for mining at x1 if you want.
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June 09, 2011, 02:28:18 PM
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It would only affect your gaming performance, mining doesn't care about x1, x8, x16.

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June 09, 2011, 02:35:38 PM
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If you look around at the people who use extenders to keep their GPU's cool, most of them are only using the PCI-e x1 ribbons. It doesn't require much bandwidth to the card to mine.

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