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GeForce 8800 GT on PCI-E 1.0 vs PCI-E 2.0?

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November 6, 2007 10:10:20 PM

Anyone know or can point me in the direction of benchmarks determining if the GeForce 8800 GT performs any better on a motherboard with PCI-E 2.0 slots vs PCI-E 1.0? Thanks.

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November 6, 2007 10:14:29 PM

I'm sorry, I can't point you in the direction of any benchmarks, but I can lend some of what I have heard.

According to hearsay, 2.0 currently offers no advantage of 1.0. The reason that this is, is because current games cannot even take full advantage of the 8MBPS transfer. I mean, I suppose it would be fun to say that you are able to transfer at 16mbps, but if there is a large price difference, I would suggest going with 1.0

Hope I helped,
-Adam
November 6, 2007 10:17:30 PM

I think 16x = 4 GB/S
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November 6, 2007 10:27:06 PM

This month the Biostar 8800 GT PCI-E 2.0 will be released and it will also be compatible with PCI-E 1.0 slots. I hope Tomshardware will do a benchmark with Crysis to see wether PCI-E 2.0 or 1.0 really makes a difference. Atm there is no DX10 card that is able to run Crysis at a desent framerate. 20FPS is not very high. My Sapphire Radeon X1950XT does just the same in XP with almost everything turned to high while looking very good. I'll just wait for the first card that can take on games like Far Cry 2 and Crysis. Hope it will be PCI-E 1.0 compatible if PCI-E 2.0 does not proof to be worth the update.
November 6, 2007 10:53:16 PM

PCI-E version 1.0 is 16 x,where as 2.0 is 32x.All cards based on the 2.0 technology will be backwards compatible with 1.0 version.Besides,even the 8800ultra does not fully utilize the 16x bandwidth.Even two of them will not be bottle necked on the 1.0 version.Look at version 2.0 as a form of future proofing for up and coming video cards.The 2.0 version will be around for a few years before any gpu manufacturer can utilize the whole of the bandwidth.Goodluck.

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November 7, 2007 2:31:25 AM

thanks for the input everyone
November 7, 2007 6:05:49 AM

superkevin said:
thanks for the input everyone


Thanx for asking, I was wondering about this too.
November 18, 2009 11:44:03 AM

thanks for the info.. it was really useful
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November 18, 2009 6:12:51 PM

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