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PCI E 2.0 16x vs 16x

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August 20, 2009 2:35:07 PM

What is the difference between a PCIe 16x and a 16x 2.0 if you mobo supports only 16x can u use 2.0 16x board in it?


also in a good gpu does a 9600 vs a 8800 mean its better or should i be looking more so at amount of ram and clock speeds?


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August 20, 2009 3:26:27 PM

Yes u can use a PCI-E 2.0 card in a PCI-E 1.0 Slot. The PCI-E 2.0 has faster bus. you'll get bottle neck, and not perform to the cards full potential. 9600 vs 8800 is comparable. I would get the 9600 over the 8800 tho. they are around the same price ne ways.
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August 20, 2009 10:13:35 PM

2.0 is twice as fast as 1.0, they are both fully compatible with each other. Even the best cards currently out only show a few fps difference between 1.0 and 2.0

As far as selecting a card I use this chart. The article is rewritten monthly.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card,...
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August 20, 2009 10:36:11 PM

Yes you can use a PCI-E 2.0 card in a PCI-E 1.1 slot. Only the earlier 1.0 boards have problems. The card will just run at PCI-E 1.1/1.0 but it's not too big a deal unless you're using like a GTX295.
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August 20, 2009 11:50:40 PM

The 8800GT is the better card however, not the 9600GT.
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