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    If you have a motherboard with DIP switches for it, you should be able to turn off the GPU/PCIe slot you are not wanting to utilize.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Menthol View Post
    I assumed that was implied
    But in the same slot

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    ROG Guru: Gold Belt Array Menthol PC Specs
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    Apparently I am misunderstanding something, I thought he meant having 2 cards, both installed in X16 slots and benching one at a time using dip switches to disable one of the cards
    I have not compared the difference if any between slots with the same card.
    I would assume the difference in bench scores or FPS would be so small it would be difficult to tell if it was a difference in slot position or margin of error

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menthol View Post
    I have not compared the difference if any between slots with the same card.
    I would assume the difference in bench scores or FPS would be so small it would be difficult to tell if it was a difference in slot position or margin of error
    My assumption is the same. With the caveat that we just don't know what sort of hardware and firmware optimizations may be built into the motherboard. It seems likely to me that anything/everything plugged into the PCIe3 bus should be enveloped within the same performance parameters. But then again we've seen things like T-Topology produce measurable differences in memory performances, even though there's very little distance between memory slots. I wouldn't be surprised either way, maybe ASUS has just wired PCIe3 "straight" into CPU/PCH without regard to slot distance, maybe ASUS has actually optimized things to squeeze an extra +2fps out of the primary slot, only methodical comparisons would show if there's a difference and how meaningful it actually is in practice. The fact that the ASUS marketing folks don't proudly advertise it as a magnificent "ROG Innovation" does suggest that no such optimization exists ... but it still doesn't rule out the possibility that slot position does have some measurable (if trivial) impact on slot performance.
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    So ok guys, this gets more and more intriguing, i hear what your saying ‘slot versus slot’ ,*
    Menthol, you are correct I am referring to having both in x16 slots as you assumed but I am intrigued now as to the difference if I swap slots, so that test is to come and I will post results, using same settings and compare between slots,*
    Yep! Results could be noticeable, minuscule or no difference at all.
    Thanks for the input on this guys, all I need now is my cards.*
    Edit: recommendations on best test to run?*
    Last edited by Rob W.; 09-18-2018 at 05:18 PM.

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    The difference will be extremely negligible between two 16 lane slots, most likely within the margin of error. However, for the sake of consistency (if it were me), I would still test in the same slot. It's not exactly asking a great deal of extra work

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    ROG Guru: Gold Belt Array Menthol PC Specs
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    I would run all the benchmarks that have scores on HWBOT, Futuremark, OCN, so you can compare your results against a data base, and what ever games you play if games are your thing

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    ROG Enthusiast Array Quozzo PC Specs
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    @ROb W. Just FYI the R6E uses slot 1 & 3 for x16 (The one below the x4 slot and the second one up) Your fist post made it sound like you were going to make a loop with it in slots 1 & 2.

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    They should both run at x16 but obviously not be in SLI. The secondary card would just be used for Physx.
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