Gigabyte GA-965G-DS3 PCIe x16?

I've had this board (Gigabyte GA-965G-DS3) running a 7950GT for over a year now. I just upgraded to a 9800GTX and I am trying to decide if I need to get a newer board.

Gigabyte doesn't even say its PCIe is x16. (

But Intel says G965 is x16. (

So how can I be sure the board is not x8? Is there any Vista64 software that confirms the PCIe clock? Even if the board is x16 is it worth upgrading the board for a PCIe 2.0 board? Possibly the 750i chipset ( ASUS P5N-D)?

Thanks for the help.
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  1. No, the actual increase for 2.0 right now is quite small, only 4-5 percent tops. If your not using SLI you're not even maxing out a 16x 1 slot.
  2. It is x16. Gigabyte lists it as x16 on the spec sheet

    Expansion Slots
    1 PCI Express X16 slot
    3 PCI Express X1 slot
    3 PCI slots
  3. Ok thanks for your help. I'll hang onto this board till I need SLI. Hopefully DDR3 prices will go down soon.
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