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post #1 of 9
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So my problem is that in CPU-Z and GPU-Z says that my GFX card is running at x8 but if i look from nVIDIA controll panel, it says "PCI Express x16 Gen2" so what should i trust

btw, i am not sure that should this be posted to here.... Soz for my bad english
Edited by Muwex - 5/25/11 at 7:49am
     
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post #2 of 9
Does the slot you're plugged into state x16 under/next to it?

I'd go with what Nvidia control panel states...not that you'd notice a real world difference between x8 and x16 (unless you're benching)
post #3 of 9
Your graphics card is in the top PCIe slot on your motherboard, correct? If so, it's running at x16. If it is in a different slot than that, it'll be running at x8 on your motherboard.
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it's in top slot, thank's for so fast replys OMG

Edit:Could i somehow bench it that it's really x16...?
Edited by Muwex - 5/19/11 at 11:27am
     
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post #5 of 9
Even at 8x there wouldn't be a discernible difference.
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Okay thanks for the info.
     
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post #7 of 9
At most it's a 1-2% difference running x8 vs x16, especially with PCI-E-2. x8 gen 2 has the same throughput as a gen1 x16 slot.
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Here is a good video that explains what you guys are talking about pretty well by Linus.

     
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Thanks guys
     
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