Re: Will my CPU bottleneck this?
uhh... you do know that PCI-E 2.0 X16 is backwards compatible with previous PCI-E X16 and vice versa right? The old PCI-E X16 is also called PCI-E 1.0/1.1.
The only difference between 2.0 and the old X16 is that 2.0 is said to have twice the bandwidth, but since the old X16 doesnt use all the bandwidth, so theres no performance gains, unless on benchmarks.
My motherboard said it supports PCI-E X16, it doesnt mention 2.0, while my 8800GT is an PCI-E 2.0 X16, and it works perfectly.
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