Gigabyte GA-965G-DS3 PCIe x16? Tags: Motherboards Gigabyte Last response: May 16, 2008 2:10 PM in Motherboards Share luckyblur May 15, 2008 9:56:32 PM 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. (http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2361) But Intel says G965 is x16. (http://www.intel.com/products/chipsets/g965/index.htm) 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. More about : gigabyte 965g ds3 pcie x16 royalcrown May 15, 2008 10:11:37 PM 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. firemist May 15, 2008 10:26:32 PM It is x16. Gigabyte lists it as x16 on the spec sheet http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Product... Expansion Slots 1 PCI Express X16 slot 3 PCI Express X1 slot 3 PCI slots Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer luckyblur May 16, 2008 2:10:52 PM Ok thanks for your help. I'll hang onto this board till I need SLI. Hopefully DDR3 prices will go down soon. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedGigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Force -- 3x PCIe 3.0 x16, 6 x USB 3.0, 2 x HDMI, 1 x DisplayPort Forum SolvedGigabyte GTX 650 DDR5 Work With PCI-E 1.1 x16 Forum SolvedGigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H pcie x16 problems. Forum Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2V can handle an 2048MB Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 WindForce 3X OC Rev. 2 Aktiv PCIe 3.0 x16? Forum Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H - No Display with PCIE x16 slot Forum MSI R7850-2GD5/OC + Gigabyte H87M-D3H (No video output on PCIe x16 slot) Forum Gigabyte G965-DS3 PCI-E X16 Video Only? Forum Gigabyte GA-965g-DS3 + Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro + Case Forum Solvedpcie x16 bottleneck? Forum Solvedpcie x16 slot question Forum SolvedPCIE x1 to PCIE x16 adapter Forum SolvedGraphics card not working properly in PCIe x16 slot Forum SolvedManually running PCI-E x16 GPU in 8x mode Forum SolvedPlease help, I have a mobo that has a pcie 3.0 x16 and pcie 2.0 x4. I want to crossfire 270x, will the performance suffer? Forum SolvedGeforce 210 in PCIe X16 running at X4 Forum SolvedPCI-e x1 into a PCI-e x16 slot? Forum SolvedWhat the best cheapest PCiE x16 Graphics card? Forum SolvedLooking for an ethernet adapter but only have one PCIe X16 slot left Forum SolvedI need help understanding PCI-E x16, x8, x4 and x1 Forum Solvedwill a pci-e 3.0 graphic card work on pci-e x16 ? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !