X1 - x16 Tags: Graphics Cards Apps Components Storage Last response: June 23, 2010 8:27 PM in Storage Share kitteh_ June 22, 2010 9:42:54 PM I've seen drives, graphics cards, etc. on quiz apps. [i.e. PSU checks] when it has asked me whether my components are x1, x2, x3 through to x16. I assume these are the speeds they run at but how do I know what mine are? Thanks More about : x16 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove megamanx00 Graphics card Master June 22, 2010 9:58:35 PM I believe you are referring to the number of PCI-E lanes. The common numbers are 1x, 4x, 8x, and 16X. A 4x or 8x slot for a GPU may be like a 16x slot, but still only have 8 or 4 lanes. | Report abuse kitteh_ June 22, 2010 10:03:58 PM megamanx00 said:I believe you are referring to the number of PCI-E lanes. The common numbers are 1x, 4x, 8x, and 16X. A 4x or 8x slot for a GPU may be like a 16x slot, but still only have 8 or 4 lanes. What are the 'lanes'? | Report abuse megamanx00 Graphics card Master June 22, 2010 11:20:23 PM Just read this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express | Report abuse kitteh_ June 23, 2010 8:27:54 PM Bandwidth? http://epolonnaruwa.com/images/pci-express-slots.gif | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>X1 - x16> Related ressources: ForumMore info needed on pci-e x16 in a pci-e x1 slot ForumWill PCI-E x1 card fit in a PCI-e 2.0 x16 slot? ForumPCI-e x16 , PCI-e x1 PCI-e SSD with x16 Graphics Card ForumRunning an x16 card and x1 card at the same time ForumX16 card on a x1 slot for SLI ForumIs this CF really working with x1 and x16 ?! ForumPCI-e x1 to PCI-e x16 Adapter for xfiring ForumX1 to x16 ForumHD7950 @ PCI-E x1 1.1 instead of x16 2.0, please help ForumPcie x1 , x4, x8, x16 ... ForumGraohics card when connected to PCIe x1 vs PCIe x16 ForumMSI 790FX-GD70 PCIe x1 card does not work in PCIe x16 slot ForumRunning PCI-E x16 and PCI-E x1 together Forum5770 showing up as x1 , not x16 ForumX1 in x16 ? ForumPCI express x1 or x4 to x16 ForumIDE to ACHI can't find Registry Entry OCZ Vertex 4 ForumMSI DVD rw x16 check it *DELETED* More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !