The board I ordered was ASUS p8z77 v lx
I'm going to be running a 7850 in my PCIE 3 slot at x16
Will using a pcie x1 lane for my wireless card drop the bandwith avaliable to my GPU?
Just because I understand some lanes share bandwith when using two GPUs.
Sorry if a stupid question. Just ordered all my parts and I'm fretting about everything being compatible.
Some motherboards have two pcie x16 slots. So if you out 1 card in any of the two slots then the slot will offer x16 speeds but as soon as you put a second card in the remaining x16 slot then the speed of both the slots will run at x8 speeds
Good point. And in the case of the OP's ASUS p8z77 v lx, it is even worse. The 2nd PCIe X16 slot is only X4 electrically. So I would advise against wasting money on a 2nd card in the 2nd slot anyway.
OP: Use a single card and you will have full X16 bandwidth.