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Old 03-02-2008, 02:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 8800GT's use PCI Express 16x now?

I thought the 8800GT's are only compatible with motherboards with the PCI Express 2.0 slots.

Oh and what is the difference between AMD's black addition products and their regular products?
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Old 03-02-2008, 02:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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PCI express 2.0 is fully backwards compatible (PCI-e 2.0 cards work in older sockets, older cards work in the 2.0 socket).

BE has an unlocked multiplier.
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PCI express 2.0 is fully backwards compatible (PCI-e 2.0 cards work in older sockets, older cards work in the 2.0 socket).

BE has an unlocked multiplier.
Awesome answers. Too bad you still can't over clock the BE one that much and still manage a stable temperature.
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The AMD 5000+ Black Edition is a great overclocker.
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Awesome answers. Too bad you still can't over clock the BE one that much and still manage a stable temperature.
Yes you can, itll oc 600mhz and more depending on how well your cooling is.
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Default Re: 8800GT's use PCI Express 16x now?

So what is the difference having 2.0 and not having 2.0?
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Its all down to the Bandwith going through the pipes .. you wouldnt notice any difference in games like CoD4 but you would if you playing Crysis ..
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PCI express 2.0 is fully backwards compatible (PCI-e 2.0 cards work in older sockets, older cards work in the 2.0 socket).

BE has an unlocked multiplier.
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also unless you got a Windsor (AKA the 6400+) you should have no issues with heat (or unless you also have a bad cooler)
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i use my 8800GT 512mb in a pci-e 2.0 slot
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So what is the difference having 2.0 and not having 2.0?
On current cards, none.

On motherboards, future, more powerful cards will eventually make use of the higher bandwith and therefore would suffer a decrease to performance in an older motherboard without a 2.0 slot.
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