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Difference in 5850 2.1 or 2.0 pci express

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May 21, 2010 12:23:07 AM

Im using a MSI 890GX with 1055t x6 and i plan to overclock

Was ordering this XFX 5850 but noticed it is PCI Express 2.0 so i cancelled the order


I noticed they have the same one but pci express 2.1 for $10 more


Is there a difference in here , future proof etc ? or should i get the 2.1
Will it be a problem when pci express 3 comes out ?

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May 21, 2010 1:22:35 AM

In place of either card, I highly recommend this one. Since you are an overclocker, this one is able to reach extreme speeds, over a 25% overclock from a reference HD5850. This allows it to surpass an HD5870.

But there is no difference between the PCI-E 2.0 and 2.1 cards. Either one will work fine.
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May 21, 2010 3:23:59 AM

there this thing called...Wikipedia....and it knows all.......

"PCI Express 2.1 supports a large proportion of the management, support, and troubleshooting systems planned to be fully implemented in PCI Express 3.0. However, the speed is the same as PCI Express 2.0."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express#PCI_Express_2....
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May 22, 2010 4:56:27 PM

thanks shadow, i just went ahead and ordered the 2.0 xfx one to save some money i probably wont get as good as an overclock as one you linked, but the few mhz difference dont think it will make a difference in games any time soon.
yes ct thanks i saw that generic answer already but i wanted it explained more clearly
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May 22, 2010 4:56:40 PM

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September 25, 2010 10:28:57 PM

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