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Be careful about this board. The PCI-express slots are fixed to 8x. Not that it should matter for large majority of people.
 

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Be careful about this board. The PCI-express slots are fixed to 8x. Not that it should matter for large majority of people.

thanks for putting that out
 

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It's a good board for the price, but don't expect it to compete with some of the $150+ boards at all. I might pick one up for a server, but i still havnt decided on a build for that yet.
 

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Be careful about this board. The PCI-express slots are fixed to 8x. Not that it should matter for large majority of people.

Are you sure? In the photos of the board, they're clearly labeled as PCIE X16.
 

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Are you sure? In the photos of the board, they're clearly labeled as PCIE X16.


They ARE x16 slots, doesn't mean they all run full x16 speeds though.
 

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They ARE x16 slots, doesn't mean they all run full x16 speeds though.

I understand the distinction between slot size and running speed, but why would they make an X8 slot X16 length and then label it as X16?
 

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I understand the distinction between slot size and running speed, but why would they make an X8 slot X16 length and then label it as X16?

The physical component on the PCB is a x16 PCIe slot. The PCB markings reference what is components are on the mobo. (i.e. R1, R2, C2, C4, USB1, etc)
 

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It's a P55 chipset, it should be a given that unless it has a NF200 chip built on, it will only be x8 and x8 when both PCIe slots are occupied. Has nothing to do with the board, but rather a limitation of the 1156 CPU and the available PCIe lanes from it. Either way, Hardocp just did a review comparing x16 plus x16 versus x8 plus x8 on GPU's and unless you are using dual GPU's in each slot there is not a difference.
 

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It's a P55 chipset, it should be a given that unless it has a NF200 chip built on, it will only be x8 and x8 when both PCIe slots are occupied. Has nothing to do with the board, but rather a limitation of the 1156 CPU and the available PCIe lanes from it. Either way, Hardocp just did a review comparing x16 plus x16 versus x8 plus x8 on GPU's and unless you are using dual GPU's in each slot there is not a difference.
Normal P55 will do x16 when only one card is plugged in. This board will only do x8 regardless of one card or two cards.
 
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