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different mobo pci-e speeds

By wiscountryboy
Jul 31, 2006
  1. hey i was wondering if i would notice a difference in preformance between these 2 motherboards...know that graphics cards can gobble up some serous bandwidth....and how much of a difference is there?
    my preferred option
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131517

    its competitor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131540

    the only difference that i can see is that the first one has 2 pci -e slots and when both are enabled they run at 8x not the full 16x...as the second has the ability to run both slots at 16x (if my understanding is correct)


    i plan on using one geforce 7600GT and a athlon 64 3500+ or a 3700+ with a second graphics card later down the road

    thanks for the input
     
  2. Vigilante

    Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,120

    They look like nearly the same motherboard to me.

    If you PLAN on going SLI in the future, swing for the Premium.

    But if you just want your single video card for some time, save a few bucks and get the Deluxe.

    Then again, the change from 16x to 8x probably won't matter as much if you don't swing for very fast vid cards. If you want the best of everything, go for the Premium. You get what you pay for.
     
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