View Full Version : Motherboard qusetion

Q man
24-10-2008, 12:08 PM
Me again

Planning on using ASUS p5qpro board with 2x4850
Like the playtech beast with the rather high 3Dmark test

I believe this board supports 2x16xPCI2.0 slots but im pretty sure the p45 chipset only runs at 8x link crossfire. (different coloured Buses)

X38/X48 chipset supports full speed crossfire link, 16x I would think.(same coloured Buses)

What perfromance would I expect comparing each other?
Does a lower speed greatly depreciate performance?

Cant seem to find benchmarking results comparing the 2.
Was hoping to build over the weekend.
Now i am just confused?

24-10-2008, 01:16 PM
Don't worry about it. It's a good MoBo, and your GFX cards will rock on it. Don't worry about the more technical side of things. They're not really that noticeable most of the time anyway.

Q man
24-10-2008, 01:22 PM
Thanks, thats exactly what I wanted to hear!