Solved PCIe Slots (x16) and (x1) Tags: Computers Motherboards Last response: January 1, 2014 8:06 AM in Motherboards Share Dwalker94 January 1, 2014 7:22:09 AM Hey guys, I was just wondering what the difference between PCIe Slots (x1) and (x16) were as shown on this computer in the expansion slot on it: http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/desktop-pc-monitors/deskt... Thanks very much. More about : pcie slots x16 Best solution jimmysmitty a b V Motherboard January 1, 2014 7:26:35 AM PCIe x16 is the longest and fastest and is normally used for GPUs. PCIe x1 is the shortest, slowest and normally used by slower peripherals such as sound cards, NICs etc. Share Dwalker94 January 1, 2014 7:28:30 AM jimmysmitty said: PCIe x16 is the longest and fastest and is normally used for GPUs. PCIe x1 is the shortest, slowest and normally used by slower peripherals such as sound cards, NICs etc. Thank you very much! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer geofelt a c 261 V Motherboard January 1, 2014 8:06:45 AM A X16 slot is for a discrete graphics card. The x1 slots are for add in cards. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedi5 (socket 1155) MOBO w/ 1x PCIe x16, 1x PCIe x1, 4 PCI (32-bit) slots solution Use pcie x1 card in all the pcie x16 slots? Forum SolvedPCI-e x1 into a PCI-e x16 slot? solution SolvedPCIE x1 card in PCIE x16 slot? solution SolvedCan I install a PCI-e x1 Wireless network card in a PCI-e x16 slot? solution SolvedPCIe x1 soundcard in PCI Express x16 slot compatibility? solution SolvedPCIe x1 sound card in second x16 slot slowing down my video card? solution SolvedPCIe x16 with my geforce gtx 770, covers pcie x1 slot. solution SolvedWill PCI-E x1 card fit in a PCI-e 2.0 x16 slot? Forum can a pci-e x16 card fit in a pci-e x1 slot? solution Can I connect a PCIe x1 card to a PCIe x16 slot? solution Will using a PCIe x1 to PCIe x16 adaptor give me decreased performance if i use a graphics card in the slot? solution Pluging a PCIe x1 into PCIe x16 slot ? Forum Dual video card pci-e x16 cord in x1 slot - help requested Forum Can a pcie x1 slot card work in a gen2 x16 slot Forum Pcie x1 in pcie x16 slot Forum PCI-E x1 in a PCI-E x16 slot Forum Pci-e x1 card into x16 slot Forum PCI-e x16 on PCI-e x1 slot. Does it work? Forum SolvedPCIE x1 to PCIE x16 adapter solution More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !