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3 r9 270's vs 1 r9 290

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Which would be better for folding?

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What is the capability of your Mainboard's PCI-E slots?

 

X16 by X16 by X16?

 

X8 by X8 by X4?

 

Depending on your total PCI-E bandwidth and how it's laid out in the PCI-E slots, One X-16 card may out-do three less powerful cards.

If the slots are optimal, I would guess that the three R9-270's would prevail.

 

EDIT: just looked at your system specs and your board does X16 by X16 by X8.

 

I would get the three R9-270's.

Edited by RealNeil

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Regardless of which is better for folding I'd get a 290 with a custom cooler over essentially three 7870s.

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Cards in the running for purchase so far are the Sapphire tri x r9 290 or the Gigabyte windforce r9 290.Sure hope the prices  come down  a litttle bit before the end of february.

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The Sapphire one seems to work pretty good.Cool i'm partial to Sapphire anyway.Do you know when the more custom pcb's and cooling solutions are comming out?The tri x does seem to work the best at cooling.It just went to the top of the list.

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