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PCI-E 4x

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Hey, I have an ASRock motherboard with an AGP 8x port and a PCI-E 4x port (physical 16x). I'm considering trying out a PCI-E card, but is the fact that it's 4x bottleneck the card? I guess I'd just check the card's rated bandwidth righ?
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It will bottleneck depending on the card.
    
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PCI-e 4x has about the same bandwidth as AGP 8x

...Try a Radeon HD3850
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