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    ECS Introduces NVIDIA NFORCE4 SLI x16 motherboard

    Taking away the bandwidth compromise incurred when making two 16x cares share 16x worth of PCIe links, ECS' latest board, the KN2 SLI will support two SLI capable cards both at 16x speeds.
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    Was the reduced bandwidth ever an issue? I thought it was such a big leap from AGP that it wouldn't really affect the speed of current cards going from 16x PCI-E to 8x PCI-E.
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    is it just me or that that design seem......dumb?
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    SLI x16 is a waste of time anyway. Gfx cards don't come anyway near to maxing out 8 lanes never mind 16 lanes. Just the same as the AGP 8x interface isn't a bottleneck for bandwidth.

    Graphics card manufacturers wanted to change to PCI-Express because it allowed more power to be provided to the card through the slot than AGP.
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    I'm pretty sure the NF4-SLI 16x is a dual (north + south) chip solution. Maybe I'm missing something, but that board only appears to have a northbridge.

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