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 Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2V can handle an 2048MB Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 WindForce 3X OC Rev. 2 Aktiv PCIe 3.0 x16? Forum SolvedGigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H pcie x16 problems. 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-2.0 x16 (x4 mode) Scaling Bandwidth Ratio Forum SolvedPCIe 3.0 x16 Graphic card on PCIe 1.0 Forum SolvedCan I put an x8 RAID controller into an x16 PCIe slot? Forum SolvedPCIe x8 vs. x16 Forum SolvedOld Motherboard with AGP need PCIe x16 Forum Solvedwhat the difference between PCI-E x16, x1 and normal PCI Forum SolvedHow to enable PCI-E 3.0 x16? Forum SolvedProblem with Palit GT630 (Kepler Core) w/ Physical PCIe X8 and Intel DG31PR PCIE X16 Forum SolvedPCIe x16 extension cables, reliable? Forum Solveddoes Geforce GTX 760 use pcie 3.0 X16 or 3.0 X8 Forum SolvedPCIE x14 slot for GPU (just broke the x16 slot) Forum SolvedPCIE x1 card in PCIE x16 slot? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !