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PCIE 2.0 VS PCIE 1.0

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November 28, 2007 2:31:50 AM

Is the performance increase enough to upgrade?? or should i just stick with old faithful p35 DS3L??

PCIE 2.0

UP SIDES?

DOWNSIDES?

what do you think?

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a b V Motherboard
November 28, 2007 10:41:16 AM

I posted a link for you in your mobo thread: PCIe 2.0 dictates twice the throughput of 1.1. 2.0 is forwards and backwards compatible: meaning you can run 1.0/1.1 devices in a 2.0 slot, and also run 2.0 compliant devices in a 1.0/1.1 slot.

Now - As far as "real" performance increase? That's going to be difficult to pinpoint. Why?? Because the existing standard isn't close to it's limits. If you'll allow me to make up some numbers: Think of it as doubling the speed limit on the highway from 70 to 140. If no cars exist which are powerful enough to go faster than 50 miles an hour, and there are enough lanes to fit the traffic, does it matter???? This is like the situation now. Even multiple devices aren't capable of running faster than current limitations. So increasing the capacity of the pipe isn't going to bring much 'real world' benefit. At least the way things stand at the moment.

And Yes, I look forward to the day when I can spend some of my hard earned on a "100+ MPH" Graphics card.... :D 
November 28, 2007 11:56:14 AM

Wow.... just think of the power of a 100+ MPH graphics card! it would be almost as fast as my car! Maybe if they can make the cards a little more aerodynamic then it won’t be limited to that speed by that... as my car is limited to 140 because of the aerodynamics of it, unless I am running downhill!

No, in all seriousness… Why do PCI 2.0 when they should just do PCIe 32x? I mean come on! We are not using the full bandwidth of the PCIe 16x!!!!
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November 28, 2007 12:08:57 PM

I clocked no differance on my 8800gt on 8x v 16x on a DFI Expert with opty 185.
a b V Motherboard
November 28, 2007 12:18:29 PM

spaztic7 said:
Wow.... just think of the power of a 100+ MPH graphics card! it would be almost as fast as my car! Maybe if they can make the cards a little more aerodynamic then it won’t be limited to that speed by that...



Well... maybe you could try flinging your GPU edgewise... :pt1cable:  ;)  :lol: 
November 28, 2007 2:33:21 PM

OF COURSE!!! WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT!

I also wonder if it would make much of a difference between the dual slot cooler vs a single slot cooler to get it passed 100 MPH?
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