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9600GT 1GB PCI-E 4x :(...?

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October 30, 2009 11:27:11 PM

Whats up? I found this place browsing around for benchmarks and it is a great resource!

I'm currently upgrading my rig (components in the mail) from;

- Asrock 775Dual-VSTA (best value mobo EVER imo)
- Pentium D 945 3.4ghz
- 1GB Kingston Value Ram
- Geforce 6800 GT OC 513 GDDR3 AGP 8x
- Dynex 400w PSU

to

- Asrock 775Dual-VSTA
- e7400 Core 2 Duo 2.8ghz 3mb L2 Cache
- 3GB Kingston Value Ram
- Geforce 9600gt 1GB GDDR3
- Dynex 400w PSU

I'm sure the PSU will be enough for the card, the card is compatible with my board, and I'm positive that my board supports the e7400 with 3.10 BIOS which I've already updated. My only concern is the video card being limited by the detestable 4x PCI-E slot. Considering that the 9600gt is 3 generations ahead of my old card 8x AGP card, do any of you anticipate a noticeable performance increase with the upgrade even though its going to be hindered @ 4x?

Also, what would the FPS difference be between the 9600GT 1GB running at 4x as opposed to 16x? I'm only concerned about the overall performance of the card when it comes to FPS and not the other zillion benchmarks that I've come across (which baffle me) dealing with each intricate aspect of the card; unless that's required to answer the question. If it is required, could you simplify the answer in terms of overall performance and FPS in game? Any help is much appreciated.

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a b Î Nvidia
October 30, 2009 11:47:23 PM

4x will hammer any thing with such a bottle neck. Well in the see how it performs and if it seems slow or lags very often then a new board wouldn't be a bad idea.
October 30, 2009 11:58:31 PM

nforce4max said:
4x will hammer any thing with such a bottle neck. Well in the see how it performs and if it seems slow or lags very often then a new board wouldn't be a bad idea.


Not necessarily, if he has PCI-ex 2.0 4x should provide ample bandwidth for a 9600GT. If you don't believe me I then make it more unbelievable by saying a Radeon HD5870 doesn't suffer a huge handicap when using PCi-ex (2.0) X4! Yeah that's right a HD5870 can still be used on a PCI-Ex x4 (2.0) see here for proof.

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October 31, 2009 12:40:47 AM

nforce4max said:
4x will hammer any thing with such a bottle neck. Well in the see how it performs and if it seems slow or lags very often then a new board wouldn't be a bad idea.


Yes, I'll be testing when I receive the card. I'm just trying to get some insight in terms of what to expect, what to do about it, and if it was even worth getting the 9600gt instead of keeping my 6800. In terms of a Mobo, what is a good value buy that comes with a PCI-E 16x and is compatible with my setup?

JeanLuc said:
Not necessarily, if he has PCI-ex 2.0 4x should provide ample bandwidth for a 9600GT. If you don't believe me I then make it more unbelievable by saying a Radeon HD5870 doesn't suffer a huge handicap when using PCi-ex (2.0) X4! Yeah that's right a HD5870 can still be used on a PCI-Ex x4 (2.0) see here for proof.


It's an ASRock 775Dual-VSTA, so I'm sure it's a 1.0.

Anyone have any experiences with using your 16x pcie card in a 4x slot, and then unleashing it on a 16x? What was the difference in overall performance and FPS?
October 31, 2009 4:44:12 PM

hey! any updates to this? does the 9600gt work with the 775dual-vsta? :) 
a b Î Nvidia
October 31, 2009 5:35:01 PM

jasconcepcion said:
hey! any updates to this? does the 9600gt work with the 775dual-vsta? :) 


That is good let us know how it performs. :) 
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