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Performance on PCI x4 vs x16

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So I am stupid and when OCing my rig I switched my GPU to my bottom slot so I could clear CMOS easily. Well, 4-5 months later it is cleaning time and.... I realized I had it in x4 slot rather than x16. What was I missing out on? OCed to 950 stayed below 58 all the time. So opinions? And boy do I feel stupid.
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gpu's usually run full bandwidth above the x8 speed....so if you switch from the x4 to the x16 im sure you'll notice some more adrenaline juice while playing games or something.
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Honestly I don't think so...maybe like 5fps? Max.
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on a high end powerful gpu, it is about 7 percent.

on low end it is 2-3 percent.
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post #5 of 6
Take a look at the chart below, the % performance loss is about 4-5%.
Chart link:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/A...caling/25.html

Actually, you are the one most suited to answer your own question.
Just keep the card in the x4 slot and run a few games benchmarks and rerun the tests with the card in an x16 slot. See if you can confirm the above figure or not.
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Yeah I mean I didn't expect I GIANT change. But still I feel like 5%+ is still a big change for merely having it in the wrong slot.
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