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XFX 7950 GX2 8x pci express?

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April 21, 2007 11:47:24 AM

Hi all, I was wondering if someone could help me. I bought an xfx 7950 gx2 extreme and every program i run says its running in 8x pciexp mode.

Shouldnt this be 16 as set in bios?

The motherboard is an Abit KN9 Ultra, Cpu.. athlon 64 x2 5000+

Thank you.

Andy.

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April 21, 2007 1:05:52 PM

When running a card like the 7950GX2 there's no need for it to be in 16x PCI-E mode anyway, it won't use all the bandwidth available to it even in 8x mode. So don't worry! Everything's fine.
April 21, 2007 1:20:04 PM

Thanks dude, yeah i wasnt sure. I havent read much about the technology i guess im used to agp settings.

Thanks again.

Andy.
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April 21, 2007 3:58:37 PM

if you get the $ i would get rid of those 7950 cards they suck go 8800
April 21, 2007 4:31:44 PM

no sh|t sherlock

:lol: 
April 22, 2007 2:46:24 PM

yah a gx2 is so sucky that it can run all games at resolutions over 1600x1200 with all eye candy turned up with no problem.
April 22, 2007 3:40:19 PM

Well yeah, but for the price he paid for it now, he could have gotten himself a 8800. Those are DX10 compatible. GX2 is not. So yeah.
April 22, 2007 6:07:25 PM

Well check the bios and see if it's set at 16X, if not, then set it there :) 
April 22, 2007 6:14:45 PM

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Well yeah, but for the price he paid for it now, he could have gotten himself a 8800. Those are DX10 compatible. GX2 is not. So yeah.


show me a dx10 game thats available
April 22, 2007 7:11:22 PM

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Well yeah, but for the price he paid for it now, he could have gotten himself a 8800. Those are DX10 compatible. GX2 is not. So yeah.


show me a dx10 game thats available

Word. DX10 is pointless at the moment.
April 22, 2007 7:57:37 PM

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Well yeah, but for the price he paid for it now, he could have gotten himself a 8800. Those are DX10 compatible. GX2 is not. So yeah.

Is this post supposed to be a joke?
April 22, 2007 10:49:58 PM

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Well yeah, but for the price he paid for it now, he could have gotten himself a 8800. Those are DX10 compatible. GX2 is not. So yeah.


show me a dx10 game thats available

Theres word of several DX10 patches soon to be released for some games. Also, spending 400+ on a 7950GX2 is a pretty stupid choice. 8800 series for future-proofing, and overall quality.
April 22, 2007 10:54:59 PM

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Well yeah, but for the price he paid for it now, he could have gotten himself a 8800. Those are DX10 compatible. GX2 is not. So yeah.


Irrelavent. DX9 cards will still be able to play DX10 games. Unless they changed something major with this new release. Reasoning: I've played DX9 games with a DX7 graphics card.

All that should be needed is Vista, and a graphics card with enough power, compatibility is a secondhand thought. Least I hope so, anyway.
April 22, 2007 11:18:24 PM

MAybe he didn't pay full price for it...!
April 22, 2007 11:23:02 PM

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yah a gx2 is so sucky that it can run all games at resolutions over 1600x1200 with all eye candy turned up with no problem.
It couldn't do the maximum settings in Oblivion, and even if it could, it still doesn't support HDR+AA. :?
April 23, 2007 12:19:20 AM

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yah a gx2 is so sucky that it can run all games at resolutions over 1600x1200 with all eye candy turned up with no problem.
It couldn't do the maximum settings in Oblivion, and even if it could, it still doesn't support HDR+AA. :?

very true, at the same time, you don't have to sacrifice very much to play that game at good frames rates while still having some beautiful graphics.
April 23, 2007 1:29:17 AM

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MAybe he didn't pay full price for it...!


If he didn't pay full price for it, then its a different story.

In that case, go for it. Card will handle most games on the market today with good eye candy. :D 
April 24, 2007 3:07:23 AM

Hi all, seems ive caused a little debate lol.

Ok i said i just bought a 7950 bla bla but infact i bought it a few months ago just before the release of the 8800. This was the top card at the time i think and i wasnt too interested in waiting for the 8800 so i decided to get the 7950 gx2 for a year until dx10 games are plentyful plus save a bit of cash since the 8800 will be cheaper. But its the same old story for me as i have a limited budget like many out there. I payed £374.98 for the card at dabs.com. Im even considereing the water block for the gx2 lol another £100 perhaps wasted?

Hell knows I dont think its worth it due to the fact actual fps ingame when overclocking is minimum 2-3 fps gain (3dmark2006) before becoming unstable when overclocked any furter using air cooling. This is also with the amd x2 5000+ overclocked to 225mhz x 13 = 2.9ghz @ 1.4v. Ram timings 4-4-4-15 1t @ 2.1v. (liquid cooling load 25C idle 18C)

Crazy man think i will just leave the systems alone just now lol.

Specs.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+
XFX Nvidia G-Force 7950 GX2 Extreme Edition (1gb DDR3)
2GB OCZ Platinum Rev.2 PC6400 800mhz DDR2
A-Bit KN9 Ultra Mobo
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Gamer
700w EZcool Silent PSU
Samsung SATA 18x DVD/CD writer
Maxtor 80gb SATA HDD
Thermaltake Armor LCS Chassis
Thermaltake Side Panel w/25cm fan
HP p1120 21" CRT Monitor (Sony Tube - Triniton Flatscreen)
Thermaltake Aquabay M6 Monitor
Creative Inspire 6.1 Sound System.
Logitech MX518 Gamer Mouse
Logitech Media K/B
various ccfl's


April 24, 2007 3:13:21 AM

sexy lookin in the dark picture :D  :D 
April 24, 2007 1:35:53 PM

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sexy lookin in the dark picture :D  :D 


Word!
April 25, 2007 12:02:40 AM

:D  Cheers

Heres some more pics, ive added some more vantec ccfl's and a vantec spectrum system fan and some sharkoon blue uv cable sleeving to my sata cables for the hdd and dvd :lol: 

Oh and a blue thermaltake uv fan for the top :p 




God damn its bright 8O

:D 

Andy.
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