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4870 X2 really need one PCI-E 2.0 slot?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
September 18, 2008 4:21:42 PM

Hi all, my motherboard is Asus Striker Extreme PCI-E 1.0 and i have 4870 X2 (not crossfire X).

My scores is lots benchmarks is low for this card.

The one new motherboard with PCI-E 2.0 it goes to improve performance the card or this only works with CrossfireX??

ps. sry my bad english.


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September 18, 2008 11:29:04 PM

More importantly what's the rest of the system.

Putting an X2 on a slow CPU would matter much more than the PCIe slot being 2.0.
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September 19, 2008 12:34:59 AM

My CPU is one Q6600 now.. and still sloww scores
September 19, 2008 10:03:16 AM

Ok i had a similar problem to u. he had the gigabyte g31-s2l MoBo i think its suppossed to be Pci-ex 1.0 but when u run gpu-z its lists it as hd4870x2 pci-ex 2.0 @ pci-ex 2.0 or sumthing like that...

anyway when i ran 3Dmark vantage the 1st time i got a sad score of 7000 for the GPU
all i did was update to the latest drivers and it went to around 12k

full system spec:

Q6600 @ 2.4ghz
G31 MoBo
4gb ddr2 800 (5-5-5-15)
Raidmax aztec case
ezcool 1200 watt psu

also i dunno if OC'ing ur cpu will help with gaming as i cant if i even OC to 2.6ghz it gets seriously hot under prime95 stress test as in it gets to 69 degrees .