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i had an old computer , unfortunately it has only one pcie 2.0 x1 slot
cpu is 2100, h61 mobo
will i be able to gtx 950 or 1050ti on this ?
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  1. PCI-E slots have all retrocompatibility, that means your 3.0 GPU will work normally even in a 2.0 slot. The loss in performance are minimal.


    But it won't do if it's 1x 2.0 instead of 16x 2.0
  2. Sir The Gpu Can Also Work On Pcie 2.
    But The Max Performance Is For Pci Express Gen 3
    The Difference Is Low U Got About 4-6% Lower Performance
    But Ur Main Problem Is Ur Cpu It Will Bottleneck ur Gpu If U Afford 1050 Ti ( For Sure ) Or Gtx 950 ( Maybe Im Not Sure )
    U Are Using LGa 1155 socket . I Suggest U If U Want Ur System For Gaming U Should Change ur Cpu too
    If U can Afford A New Mobo Go For It .. Afford And Lga 1151 Mobo With 6th Generations Of Cpus
    If U Cant Afford A New Mobo . Afford A Better Cpu Which Can Handle Ur Gpu Better Like I5 Series gen 2 ( sandy Bridge ) or
    gen 3 ( better - Ivy Bridge ) Or The i7 Cpus ( Will Face No Bottleneck With Em Whether gen 2 or gen 3 )
    Best Regards
  3. shamsul_arefin said:
    i had an old computer , unfortunately it has only one pcie 2.0 x1 slot
    cpu is 2100, h61 mobo
    will i be able to gtx 950 or 1050ti on this ?


    No. Too little bandwidth on that port. Need at least 4x for gaming.
  4. shamsul_arefin said:
    i had an old computer , unfortunately it has only one pcie 2.0 x1 slot
    cpu is 2100, h61 mobo
    will i be able to gtx 950 or 1050ti on this ?

    Graphics card needs PCIE x16 slot. x1 slot will be problematic to use.
    Can you post manufacturer/model name of your motherboard? You can use CPU-Z mainboard tab to determine that info.
  5. manddy123 said:
    Yes, you will
    PCI-E slots have all retrocompatibility, that means your 3.0 GPU will work normally even in a 2.0 slot. The loss in performance are minimal.


    No, it will not work.
    He is not talking about a x16 2.0 instead a 3.0 but a x1 2.0.

    The slots are just diferent.

  6. what is the exact mobo model?
    only a few low-low end gpu use pcie x1.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#i=35

    might just as well use the iGPU
  7. juanrdp said:
    manddy123 said:
    Yes, you will
    PCI-E slots have all retrocompatibility, that means your 3.0 GPU will work normally even in a 2.0 slot. The loss in performance are minimal.


    No, it will not work.
    He is not talking about a x16 2.0 instead a 3.0 but a x1 2.0.

    The slots are just diferent.





    my motherboard is intel DH61SA
  8. rgd1101 said:
    what is the exact mobo model?
    only a few low-low end gpu use pcie x1.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#i=35

    might just as well use the iGPU

    model is intel dh61sa
  9. SkyNetRising said:
    shamsul_arefin said:
    i had an old computer , unfortunately it has only one pcie 2.0 x1 slot
    cpu is 2100, h61 mobo
    will i be able to gtx 950 or 1050ti on this ?

    Graphics card needs PCIE x16 slot. x1 slot will be problematic to use.
    Can you post manufacturer/model name of your motherboard? You can use CPU-Z mainboard tab to determine that info.

    model is intel dh61sa
  10. Best answer
    shamsul_arefin said:

    model is intel dh61sa

    Yes, that board has 1 PCIE x1 slot and 1 PCI slot.
    No graphics card for you (unless you change the motherboard). Sorry.
  11. SkyNetRising said:
    shamsul_arefin said:

    model is intel dh61sa

    Yes, that board has 1 PCIE x1 slot and 1 PCI slot.
    No graphics card for you (unless you change the motherboard). Sorry.

    but there are some pcie x1 gpu (very mean gpu though)
  12. shamsul_arefin said:
    my motherboard is intel DH61SA


    No, it will no work:
    In the manual, section 2.2.2.2 you have the available conections:

    Quote:

    PCI Express 2.0 x1: one PCI Express 2.0 x1 connector. The x1 interface supports simultaneous transfer speeds up to 1 GB/s of peak bandwidth per direction and up to 2 GB/s concurrent bandwidth.

    That's not enought for modern GPUs, you need ar least a x8 PCIe (and the form factor is allways x16) the most basic bandwith that is x x4 in 2.0 is 16Gbps while you have 2.

    Quote:
    One Conventional PCI (rev 2.3 compliant) connector.

    Thats a legacy connector is no longer in use.
  13. juanrdp said:
    shamsul_arefin said:
    my motherboard is intel DH61SA


    No, it will no work:
    In the manual, section 2.2.2.2 you have the available conections:

    Quote:

    PCI Express 2.0 x1: one PCI Express 2.0 x1 connector. The x1 interface supports simultaneous transfer speeds up to 1 GB/s of peak bandwidth per direction and up to 2 GB/s concurrent bandwidth.

    That's not enought for modern GPUs, you need ar least a x8 PCIe (and the form factor is allways x16) the most basic bandwith that is x x4 in 2.0 is 16Gbps while you have 2.

    Quote:
    One Conventional PCI (rev 2.3 compliant) connector.

    Thats a legacy connector is no longer in use.



    low-low end card that use pcie x1
    http://pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#i=35
  14. shamsul_arefin said:
    but there are some pcie x1 gpu (very mean gpu though)

    Yes there are. But they are of very low performance.
    This one - for example:
    https://www.amazon.com/ZOTAC-GeForce-Profile-Graphic-ZT-71304-20L/dp/B01E9Z2D60/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1479396916&sr=8-1&keywords=pcie+x1+video+card
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