8 PCIe MB?

juan BFP
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Does anyone has one of this MBs? Does it works fine even with the X1 slots?

http://en.colorful.cn/product_show.aspx?mid=102&id=462&action=Support#dark

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IIRC there was a discussion

IIRC there was a discussion on these over @ Seti. 

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juan BFP wrote:Does anyone

juan BFP wrote:

Does anyone has one of this MBs? Does it works fine even with the X1 slots?

http://en.colorful.cn/product_show.aspx?mid=102&id=462&action=Support#dark

Yes you can crunch with X1 slots, just don't expect a top end gpu to give you top end performance out of it. That means you are down to mid grade gpu's, or low mid grade ones, but that would also also keep the heat and power requirements down too. As long as you found a project that didn't use much of the cpu, or used a config file to limit the cpu usage, then it should be fine. Some projects require us to leave a cpu core free to get the max output of the gpu, and some don't as they have figured out to get the gpu to do most of the work.

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mikey wrote:juan BFP

mikey wrote:
juan BFP wrote:

Does anyone has one of this MBs? Does it works fine even with the X1 slots?

http://en.colorful.cn/product_show.aspx?mid=102&id=462&action=Support#dark

Yes you can crunch with X1 slots, just don't expect a top end gpu to give you top end performance out of it. That means you are down to mid grade gpu's, or low mid grade ones, but that would also also keep the heat and power requirements down too.

Interesting thoughts. I looked and I see e@h uses about 5% of the CPU while crunching on one GPU. It would be interesting if someone has more than 1 card running to compare how the GPU performs using CPU and also someone who is using the X1 slot. 

 

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