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PCI-E slots and x16, x8

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May 9, 2013 3:09:25 AM

Hi' i wonder if anyone knows the difference between x16 slots and2.0 & 3.0 pcie gen3, let me explain i have two gtx 670's in sli i have 1 in x16 slot and other in x8 but it is pcie gen3 3.0, is there motherboards outhere which are faster and what pcie specs are they

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May 9, 2013 3:31:42 AM

model on your motherboard ?
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May 9, 2013 3:33:40 AM

Risaan said:
model on your motherboard ?

Z77x-UD5H pcie-gen3 3.0
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May 9, 2013 3:51:33 AM

keep in mind that PCIe gen3 x8 gives you same speed as PCIe gen2 x16.
your CPU model ?
your CPU probly have 16 PCIe gen3 lanes (x16), so if you need more then that, you need PLX on your motherboard.
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May 9, 2013 3:54:35 AM

Risaan said:
keep in mind that PCIe gen3 x8 gives you same speed as PCIe gen2 x16.
your CPU model ?
your CPU probly have 16 PCIe gen3 lanes (x16), so if you need more then that, you need PLX on your motherboard.


Yeah was not too sure about that cheers
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May 9, 2013 4:04:59 AM

no gpu is going to saturate the performance of 2.0x16 or 3.0 x 8 so you good to go with this mobo only no need to change. Please correct me if i am wrong
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