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Hey everyone, I have a noob problem

On my GPU-Z, it shows PCI-E 2.0 x16 @ x16

I know that my video card and motherboard both supports PCI-E 2.0

I was wondering if it's because I'm using an Nvidia card on an ATI board?
and would PCI-E 2.0 mean anything right now?

Thanks, +rep to all those who replies.
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It doesn't matter that your using a nvidia card on a AMD board, the benefits of PCI-E 2.0 are only slight right now I believe.
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I don't know for sure that your motherboard "officially" supports PCIe 2.0 or not...but that's not the point. At this point in the game, it really doesn't matter. 16x PCIe is 16x PCIe. Once they improve on PCIe 2.0...that's when we'll start seeing slot bottlenecks for those of us still on PCIe 1.1 .

But honestly...I wouldn't even worry about it. Nothing serious at all TO worry about.

Also....maybe GPUz just isn't getting the proper reading? I've seen that happen before as well.
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Originally Posted by s0nniez View Post
Hey everyone, I have a noob problem

On my GPU-Z, it shows PCI-E 2.0 x16 @ x16

I know that my video card and motherboard both supports PCI-E 2.0

I was wondering if it's because I'm using an Nvidia card on an ATI board?
and would PCI-E 2.0 mean anything right now?

Thanks, +rep to all those who replies.
Your card should run at pcie 2.0! that does not mean that you will see it though Pcie 2.0 is actually a little better and it gives you more bandwidth!
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Thanks for the replies, increase my understanding about PCI-E 2.0.
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no problem
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I have the same MB and had to set it up to run in 2.0 in the Bios.



Edited by By-Tor - 6/22/08 at 3:56pm
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