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Supermicro H8SGL with PCIe x16 video card?
Mar 15, 2011, 11:14 AM
The Supermicro H8SGL mainboard has one PCIe slot that is x16 physically, but only x8 electrically.
What is the probability for a standard x16 video card to work properly in this slot?
Apr 26, 2011
supermicro h8sgl pcie video card
Mar 15, 2011, 12:18 PM
It should work fine. It will just run at reduced speed, but judging from a recent Toms review, even a GTX 480 will only be slightly bottlenecked even running at
Mar 15, 2011, 6:34 PM
Should it work fine because experience says it should, or should it work fine because PCI Express standards mandate that it should?
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Apr 26, 2011, 6:38 PM
Both. The actual throughput doesn't approach the x16 in most cases. I'm actually using a pci-e x8 to x16 adapter in a Supermicro board with 2x quad core xeons and a radeon 5850 and it works great.
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