x8 pcie card in a x16 pcie slot ?

will a x8 pcie card work in a x16 slot ? if yes...will it work fine ?
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  1. The card should work perfectly, the only possible issue is that it may not reach the locking bar of a x16 slot so be careful not to disturb the system when it is powered on or you could dislodge the card.
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  2. coozie7 said:
    The card should work perfectly, the only possible issue is that it may not reach the locking bar of a x16 slot so be careful not to disturb the system when it is powered on or you could dislodge the card.


    so you mean it will be a loose fit ? n what about the perfomance will it be reduced ?
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  3. JOHNN93 said:
    x16 is for gpus only dot try to conect nything to that slot exept for a gpu.agp slots differ prom a pci slot so dont try to conect that either.


    yeah i am talking about a gpu too...i just have a x16 slot in my pc and the card that i am looking for has a x8 interface bus
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  4. Can you link to the card? It's very rare to see anything other than x1 or x16 cards-the x8 ones I've come across were in OEM workstations.
    An x8 card differs from x16 cards in that it's connector is shorter by 8 PCI-E lanes, the power and synch lines are identical so it'll work perfectly in a x16 slot, provided you can secure it safely that is.
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  5. coozie7 said:
    Can you link to the card? It's very rare to see anything other than x1 or x16 cards-the x8 ones I've come across were in OEM workstations.
    An x8 card differs from x16 cards in that it's connector is shorter by 8 PCI-E lanes, the power and synch lines are identical so it'll work perfectly in a x16 slot, provided you can secure it safely that is.


    there u go
    http://www.gigabyte.pk/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4619#ov
    http://www.gigabyte.pk/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4750#ov
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  6. Odd, the x8 cards I've seen before are for workstations.
    Looking at them they both use a full length connector, all Gigabyte have done is to miss out half of the contacts, which is no problem.
    So, finally, I will say that either of those cards will fit into a x16 PCI-e slot perfectly, work perfectly and there will be no loss of performance because the GT630 is not fast enough to demand a X16 link.
    This bit is off topic so don't reply if you don't want to. ;)
    DDR3 memory is slow by current standards and the 64 bit memory bus is very narrow, as a gaming card it is going to be very weak. Of course if it's not for gaming it'll handle movie playback and general home uses perfectly well.
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  7. Will gigabyte geforce 710 1 GB DDR3 graphics card with pci-e x8 interface works fine with zebronics g31 motherboard with pci-e x16 interface?Anyone please reply
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