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August 07, 2017, 02:00:38 PM
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i was wondering if i had gotten a riser for my graphics cards if they would mine ether better then say just having a gpu installed in a x16slot and a x8 slot?

also does anyone have any they recommended? preferably on newegg as i get free ship there.
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August 07, 2017, 02:04:15 PM
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No, the number does not matter at all. In order for the GPU to mine only a tiny tiny amount of data is actually sent to the GPU. The GPU processes that bit of data for anywhere from 1-30 seconds - that is where all the real work is done. A PCIe x1 riser is overkill for this. The amount of bandwidth is trivial so it does not matter at all, and buying a larger x8 or even x16 riser will not effect mining performance at all.

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August 07, 2017, 09:43:49 PM
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exactly correct Cheesy got many of the 1xrisers and they are just as effective as having them cards directly in a x16 slot on the board.
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August 10, 2017, 08:00:24 PM
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ok, is the a particuler brand of risers that is recommended or all the risers bout the same quality?
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