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Sabertooth X79 and Video Card slot

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April 14, 2012 3:58:46 PM

If using only 1 video card, does it matter which of the 2 slots youuse for the video card. Do you have to use the upper desginated as xxx_ 1 or can you use the lower designated as xxx_2 ?
a c 207 Ĉ ASUS
a b U Graphics card
a c 716 V Motherboard
April 14, 2012 4:32:53 PM

I highly recommend using the top-first PCIe x16_1 slot for a single GPU. Yes, you 'can' use the 2nd PCIe x16_2 slot but it's not recommended. Frankly I don't know how much if any performance might be lost, nor do I have the desire to test the degree of degrading.

I cannot imagine a good reason to skip the PCIe x16_1 slot.
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