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Asus Sabertooth 990FX bottlenecks Radeon HD 7950?

Last response: in Motherboards
November 8, 2013 1:04:05 PM

Hello once again, community!

I'm building a setup and it has just occurred to me: Sabertooth 990FX ( has 2.0 PCI slots, while Radeon HD 7950 ( has 3.0. The question is: will the motherboard bottleneck the graphics? Is it better to get a Saberooth 990FX/GEN3 R2.0 (, which has 3.0 PCI slots?

I don't know if it matters, but I'll buy an AMD FX-8350 ( processor to go with it. :) 

Thanks in advance!

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a c 164 V Motherboard
a b Ĉ ASUS
November 8, 2013 1:08:05 PM

Does not really matter. Its like less than 2% performance difference. Near nothing.
a c 121 V Motherboard
a b Ĉ ASUS
November 8, 2013 1:23:00 PM

There is almost no difference with the highest end graphics cards, with a card like the 7950 there is no difference at all.

You are good to go.
November 8, 2013 2:09:13 PM

Wow, fast replies! xD

Thanks, both of you!