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Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H PCIex16 question

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I think I know the answer, but just to be sure before I install my HSF, here goes...

All three of the longer PCIe slots on this board are x16 as long as I'm only installing a single video card, correct? The manual labels the top long slot PCIex16, the middle long slot PCIex8, and the bottom long slot PCIex4. I assume this is only if running SLI or CrossFire, and that they are actually all PCIex16, right? I need to install the vid card into the middle long PCIe slot and want to make sure it will run at x16.

As the title says, the board is a Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H. Card is an MSI 7950 TwinFrozen, and the HSF is a Noctua NH-D14 that I need to mount facing up or buy new RAM, as pointing it toward the rear is going to interfere with the RAM's heatspreaders. I'd prefer to just point the HSF up, but not if it means losing performance on my vid card.

Thanks!
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looking at your board screen, I see the first slot is 16x but the second slot is 8x what ever sli or not, you can notice the pins are not fully the pci-e slot.


Edited by boldenc - 10/23/13 at 12:36pm
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only the top pci-e slot is x16.
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