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PCIe x4 vs PCIe x16 Graphic cards

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April 5, 2013 4:10:17 AM

Hello,
I have a small motherboard intel dh61ag with PCI express 2.0 x4 slot and I'm thinking about putting there ordinary discrete x16 graphic card. I know there will be flaw in performance, but do you think with more powerfull GPU will come more bottleneck performance, or will my final performance stop on some level?

I read somewhere, that this "bottleneck" performance are better handled by ATI GPUs.

Do you think that, with this card
http://www.msi.com/product/vga/R5770-Hawk.html
in PCI express 2.0 x4 slot can I run f.ex. farcry3, witcher2 on middle/high details?
Will it be faster/better compared to intel HD4000 in i7 processor?


Thank you for your help
April 5, 2013 4:24:32 AM

a powerful gpu will probably bottleneck on that. limited bandwidth
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April 5, 2013 4:45:32 AM

Cons29 said:
a powerful gpu will probably bottleneck on that. limited bandwidth


Yes, but do you think that powerfull gpu in pci x4(only) will be better than built in intel hd4000?
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April 5, 2013 4:55:23 AM

it is likely that getting a powerful gpu and bottleneck would be slower than a less powerful gpu and full motherboard support. so get a cheaper gpu and get a new motherboard
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