It just came to my attention that my newly aquired mobo, the AsRock 4CoreDual-VSTA is only running 4x on the PCI-E 16x port. I read there is a performance drop depending on which GPU one has. In my case I'm running a BFG GF7600GT OC, how much performance am I loosing, if any?
For that GPU, you're not losing any performance unless the drivers on that mobo aren't as efficient. If I remember correctly a card like the X1950XT can't even use the bandwidth of a PCIe X4 let alone X16.
and the most of the asrock dual mobo's (agp+pci-e ones) run the pci-e in 4X
i got the 775dual vsta and that has 4x aswell, but since the mobo was just £30 i cant really complain. Plus im using the AGP right now any way, so dont really care..lol.
will get a better one when i go to pci-e next year or something.
September 4, 2007 10:42:42 AM
Ive got a gigabyte 945gzm motherbard that has 4x hardware inmplementation on the pcie slot and a pentiumD 925. Im running a inno3d 7600gst ant its actually performing better than the refference 7600gst on the net. So no, you wont loose anything