Gigabyte 8600GT 256mb x8 vs x16? Tags: Nvidia Motherboards Gigabyte Graphics Last response: August 1, 2009 5:23 AM in Graphics & Displays Share Platinumz August 1, 2009 2:19:37 AM I'm just wondering is there a big difference in performance if my card is running at x8 than x16? CPU-Z Reports that my motherboard supports x16. My card is running at x8 and I can't make it run at x16 on my motherboard. Is it due to limitations on the card itself or the motherboard I'm running? Specs: M2N8-VMX Motherboard Gigabyte 8600GT 256mb (overclocked Core Clock 650mhz, Memory Clock 928mhz) AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ (overclocked 2.44Ghz) Windows Vista Home premium 32bit Sound Blaster Audigy Value More about : gigabyte 8600gt 256mb x16 xc0mmiex August 1, 2009 5:23:07 AM very very little, virtually negligible... 8600gt is not powerful enough to take advantage of the full x16 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : Forumx8 vs . x16 interface? ForumZOTAC 750a SLI GPU B/W detected as x8 for Single Card Configuration ForumCrossifre x8 vs x16 - Performance Difference? ForumUpgrading 8600GT 256MB , £50 - £200 Budget, 300W PSU ForumWhat mobo should I get, need PCI-e x16 and x8 ? ForumPCI Express 2.0 x16 : (2x8) or ( x16 , x8 , x4)... What's the difference? ForumPCI-E runs x8 in x16 slot ForumDifferences between SLI x16 and x8 ForumPCI express x8 instead of x16 ForumWill PCI-Express x16 slot (running at x8 ) handle a graphic card? Forumx8 to x16 Forum1 8600GT vs . 1 or 2 9600GSO in a Penryn1600SLI-110dB ForumPCI-E lanes (x4 vs x8 ) any major difference? ForumHelp! x4 vs x8 lanes for a mid-range AMD Xfire/nVidia SLI setup! ForumSanji's Guide to Computer Parts and Builds Forum8600gt xxx vs . 7600gt ddr2 ForumJust bought a 7970... ForumWhat is better: PCI Express x1 or x16 for playing games? ForumGigabyte 8800gt temp ForumPCI Express x16, v1 compatible with v2 ??? 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 !