PCIe x8 - 6970 Tags: Graphics Cards Bandwidth Support Motherboards Graphics Last response: July 9, 2011 11:41 PM in Graphics & Displays Share caruso26 July 9, 2011 8:06:44 PM i am soon upgrading to CF 6970 from my single on though my mother board switches from x16 to x8 when i have two cards installed is x8 enough bandwidth to support a 6970? More about : pcie 6970 geekapproved a b U Graphics card a b V Motherboard July 9, 2011 8:40:33 PM Yes, but will your cpu keep up with 2 cards? m 0 l Overclocked Toaster a b U Graphics card July 9, 2011 8:54:37 PM yes, the bottleneck will be quite small. m 0 l Related resources PCI-E x8 Video Card? - Forum I need help understanding PCI-E x16, x8, x4 and x1 - Forum Can I put an x8 RAID controller into an x16 PCIe slot? - Forum PCIe x8 vs. x16 - Forum Two GPUs in SLI in PCI-e x8 slots - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer caruso26 July 9, 2011 10:08:24 PM yes phenom ii x6 1100t I'm sure ^_^ m 0 l megamanx00 a c 106 U Graphics card a b V Motherboard July 9, 2011 11:41:23 PM while a 790/890/990FX board for 16x/16x would have been ideal the performance difference over 8x/8x is very small. You're more likely to be held back by your CPU than PCI-E bandwidth there. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedProblem with Palit GT630 (Kepler Core) w/ Physical PCIe X8 and Intel DG31PR PCIE X16 Forum Solveddoes Geforce GTX 760 use pcie 3.0 X16 or 3.0 X8 Forum SolvedPlacing a wifi card in a pci-e x 4 or x8 will cause my GPU to run at x8? Forum Solvedpci-e 3.0 x16 unning at pci-e 2.0 x8? Forum Solvedpcie x8 vs x16 Forum SolvedPCIe 3.0 x16 x8 x4 Forum SolvedPCIe x8 or PCI for sound card? Forum SolvedMushkin Scorpion deluxe 480GB Pcie x8 ssd power supply Forum Solvedgtx 680 runing at only pcie x8 2.0 Forum SolvedPCIe x16 card running at only x8 (non SLI) Forum SolvedGTX760's SLI in PCI-e2.0 x8 slots - Saturation? Forum SolvedASRock 970 Extreme4 Crossfire (PCIe x16, x8, x4?!) Forum SolvedAsrock z77 extreme 4-m pci-e running at x8 not x16? Forum SolvedGTX 670 SLI running at PCIe x8 worth it? Forum SolvedRadeon 6950 2gb vs PCI-E 2.0 x8 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !