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Old 04-03-2010, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking at buying a video card with a PCI Express 2.0 X 16 connection. Can it fit into a PCI Express X16 slot on a moherboard?

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yes it will


(However for the love of TF, please do not try to cut the connection down to size. You video card will not work afterwards)
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Wait, a PCIE 2.0 x16 card will work in a standard PCIE x16 motherboard? If this is true, I had no idea.
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Yep. The actual difference is the chip driving the slot... the slots themselves are identical.
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Will a pci express 2.0 X 16 video card function properly with the different driver of a express X 16? Will it suffer a performance hit in a express X 16 slot? There is a motherboard I like in all aspects except it has a pci express X 16 slot only.
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Will a pci express 2.0 X 16 video card function properly with the different driver of a express X 16? Will it suffer a performance hit in a express X 16 slot? There is a motherboard I like in all aspects except it has a pci express X 16 slot only.
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Everything will work fine.


techPowerUp :: AMD Radeon HD 5870 PCI-Express Scaling Review :: Page 25 / 26

PCI-E 1.0 X16 has the same bandwidth as PCI-E 2.0 X8

And if you'll notice... A 5870 performs at 98-99% of it's full capacity just fine on an x8 slot.
So you won't have much of a performance hit at all.
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