Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › Question regarding PCIe-16x slot on GA-Z68XP-UD5
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Question regarding PCIe-16x slot on GA-Z68XP-UD5

post #1 of 2
Thread Starter 
SO I have the aformentioned motherboard, and I was poking around my system info in the nvidia control panel, and it says my GPU is in a PCIe slot running at 8x, not 16. Even though the slot itself is 16x.

I'm wondering if this is due to having a soundcard in the PCIe 8x slot. I know it states if the second slot is occupied, the first would slow to 8x, but I thought that only applied to GPUs, or is it any card in that slot?

Also, is it much of a performance hit, running at 8x vs 16x?
My Pc
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600K GA-Z68XP-UD5 Gigabyte GTX980 Ti G.Skill Sniper 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital WD Green 2TB WD20EARX LG Dual Layer DVD Writer CoolerMaster V6GT CPU cooler Windows 7 64-Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS 27" LED Asus 24" LCD Razer Black Widow EVGA SuperNova 850W G2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF XB Logitech G502s Razer Goliathus Logitech Z06 5.1 Surround  
  hide details  
Reply
My Pc
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600K GA-Z68XP-UD5 Gigabyte GTX980 Ti G.Skill Sniper 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital WD Green 2TB WD20EARX LG Dual Layer DVD Writer CoolerMaster V6GT CPU cooler Windows 7 64-Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS 27" LED Asus 24" LCD Razer Black Widow EVGA SuperNova 850W G2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF XB Logitech G502s Razer Goliathus Logitech Z06 5.1 Surround  
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 2
From the GA-Z68XP-UD5 information page

"* The PCIEX8 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX16 slot. When the PCIEX8 slot is populated, the PCIEX16 slot will operate at up to x8 mode."

And a link about the difference between 8x and 16x gaming...

The Myths Of Graphics Card Performance: Debunked, Part 2
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel Motherboards
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel Motherboards › Question regarding PCIe-16x slot on GA-Z68XP-UD5