I should probably upgrade the CPU to a 40-lane one (5930k or 5960x) Cant fully utilize the second GFX card with just 28 lanes.
You should probably upgrade the description as well.
" Cant fully utilize the second GFX card with just 28 lanes." False for multiple reasons:
1. Nvidia video cards need 8x min. (2x 8 = 16 out of 28)
2. Even if you would have too few lanes from your CPU, there is a good chance your motherboard has a PLX bridge that gives adds more lanes (usually 4x or 8x extra).
I believe he is saying that he can't run his GPU's in full x16 mode.
A better description would clear this up for us. But we can only speculate.
I think you need more monitors. . .
The CPU doesn't need upgrading, PCIe 3.0 x8 for your 2nd GPU is fine, it will not result in a performance hit.
Wouldn't they both run at x8? I thought that was a thing with SLI.
No, the CPU has 28 PCIe 3.0 lanes.
Yeah I know that. I was wondering if they would both run at x8 or if one would run a x8 and one at x16 since there are enough PCIe lanes available to do so. I thought that was a specification of SLI that they both had to run at the same mode.
Nope, it's not. You are probably thinking of the fact that SLI needs at least PCIe x8 for each card.
Ah thanks for the clarification.
there is 0 noticeable difference between 2 cards running in 16x to 8x and i have a system with a 5820k and 2 980s in sli running 8x 8x and it still performs amazingly
I agree, there would be no difference and likely will not be one for quite some time. PCIe buses are huge and we'll likely see a PCIe 4.0 before we get close to saturating the x8 speeds.
How's the Kraken X61 treating you? What are the temps? How does it benchmark?
What's that sticker on the side? Kinda reminds me of a YouTube channel. Sick build though.
It is Tango Tek. mostly does minecraft vids on YouTube. /tangoteklp
Ah, yeah I thought so. Cool.
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