Originally Posted by kope
I'm surprised why your GPU is not in first PCI-E slot. Acording the ASUS GPU should be in first slot because of better performance/stability bla bla bla .... (if you are gamer it is most important)
I was wondering if someone would catch that
The video card blocks airflow to the cpu, so I decided to move it. I saw that the middle lane is 8x PCIe only. The slot that its in is PCIe 16x/8x. I then preceded to benchmark with the card in the lane that its in.. and guess what . Exactly the same performance in all the 3D benchmarking tools cinebench, furmark, pcmark7, performance test 8 (my fav) 3dmark etc. I compared with and without full overclock of the card.
I'm as surprised as you are
Although it IS an x16 lane the card is in.