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Will a PCI-E 2.0 Motherboard (GA-X48-DQ6) bottleneck the performance of a PCI-E 3.0 graphics card (HD-7870)

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April 24, 2014 4:17:56 PM

I'm thinking about getting the HD-7870 but I'm afraid my Mobo's PCI-E 2.0 will nulify, at least, some of its performance. What do you think?

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April 24, 2014 4:21:23 PM

No, not even close
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April 24, 2014 4:22:13 PM

No. There will be very little to no performance loss. The 7870 is not fast enough to be bottlenecked by the pci-e 2.0 bus.
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April 25, 2014 3:47:03 AM

bignastyid said:
No. There will be very little to no performance loss. The 7870 is not fast enough to be bottlenecked by the pci-e 2.0 bus.


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April 25, 2014 3:47:22 AM

Alec Mowat said:
No, not even close


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