Originally Posted by Darkhaze
The card is read as capable of 3.0 x16, amd boards don't have 3.0, only 2.0. 2.0 uses much more overhead, still while at x16, which is equal to 3.0 x8 (but don't forget the massive overhead), I agree no big. but 2.0 x8 (less than equal to 3.0 x4)... That's a bottleneck for my card.
If a games is CPU heavy I play it with rig OC'D, if it's GPU heavy, I play it stock settings and just OC the GPU (which doesn't drop me from x16 to x8 btw). I shouldn't have to choose... everytime...
Dark, i'm not into sugar coating. that 3.0 vs 2.0 issue nothing compared to the kinda of bottleneck the cpu exact on the 7970. i say - don't worry about it.
Verify if the board allows 3.0. if you are using GPUZ, then it could be reading the 7970, which is 3.0. not sure . . . just guessing. but you are right, it should not go from 16 to 8.Edited by rdr09 - 5/15/14 at 9:22am