Which video cards saturate PCI-e 1.0? Tags: Graphics Cards Pci Express Graphics Last response: April 18, 2009 9:51 PM in Graphics & Displays Share goosetheforce April 16, 2009 12:59:39 AM Hi all, I remember reading some time ago that new video cards were not yet able to saturate the bandwidth of PCI-express 1.0. I don't imagine that's still true. My mobo has a PCI-e 1.0 (1.1?) slot. If I bought, for example, a Radeon 4890, would I only see a fraction of that card's throughput? More about : video cards saturate pci | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove invisik Graphics card Expert April 16, 2009 2:35:12 AM No card requires that much bandwidth. The card will perform about 99% like it should. Next gen ultra high end cards (x2) might start to feel light bottleneck Hopefully your slot is running x16. | Report abuse uncfan_2563 Graphics card Expert April 16, 2009 3:02:56 AM well yeah i dont think anything bottlenecks that bus yet. also in future generations, you can just run SLI if u have it so u keep getting good performance | Report abuse cjl Graphics card Expert April 16, 2009 3:57:28 AM I think that the 4870x2 and GTX295 might fully saturate a PCIE-x16 v1. No single GPU card will though, so I wouldn't worry about it even for a card as powerful as a 4890 or a GTX285. | Report abuse goosetheforce April 16, 2009 4:56:17 AM Thanks for the helpful replies. Just to clarify, this is regarding a PCI-e 1.0 x16 slot versus PCI-e 2.0 x16 | Report abuse uncfan_2563 Graphics card Expert April 18, 2009 9:51:53 PM yeah | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>Which video cards saturate PCI-e 1.0?> Related ressources: ForumMy motherboard has PCIE 1.0 and My video Card Is PCIE 2.1..? HElp? ForumBest Graphics Cards that run on a PCI-e 1.0 motherboard? ForumVideo Card Specifications and PCIe saturation Information ForumUsing a 6850 in a pci-e 1.0 slot & older system ForumPci-e 2.0 card on pci-e1.0 Forum690 saturate PCIEX16 2 ForumPCIe 2.0 using only 1 video card , is it faster? ForumVideo card for my pcie 1.0 mb ForumA good PCIe 2.0 card ? ForumWill a pci express 2.1 video card work in a PCI-E 1.0 slot? ForumI need a PCIe 16X Gen 1.0 video card with HDMI port ForumPCIe 2.0 vs PCIe 1.0 in same system ForumIs it worth upgrading the Video Card on a mobo without PCI-E 2.0? ForumPCI-E 1.x bandwidth saturation ForumAre there compatibility issues with PCI-E 2.0-2.1 with 1.0 ? ForumAsus gtx560ti directcuII-broken ForumCards ForumVideo card gives memory error ForumWhich graphics card should I get? ForumNeed opinions/facts on video card comparisions More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !