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Old 11-05-2007, 09:49 PM   #1
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Default PCI-e 2.0

Well, i am thinking of getting an 8800GT, but, i heard that it is PCI-e 2.0.

My question is this, Does the Asus P5KC motherboard support this graphics card?
And, if it doesnt, what will?

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Old 11-05-2007, 09:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: PCI-e 2.0

I don't think that particular motherboard supports full PCI-express 2.0. The X38 Intel Northbridge chipset is the only chipset that has full PCI-express 2.0 support to take advantage of the 8800GT.

These motherboards here all have PCI-e 2.0 support, but expensive:


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Default Re: PCI-e 2.0

Any motherboard that supports regular PCI Express will be able to run that card, but it will be limited to the 16x bandwidth of PCI-e. It's like running an 8x AGP card in a 4x AGP slot: it'll work; the card will just be limited to 4x.

With the 8800GT, there should be little, if any, performance difference between running it in a PCI-e and PCI-e 2.0 slot. To my knowledge, the 8800GT doesn't exceed the 16x bandwidth of PCI-e.
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