560TI single card in PCI-E 16x (4x mode) slot

Hi all!

First of all this is my mother board:

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The specifications of this motherboards slots are:

1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (blue)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black) *1
2 x PCI

How much of a performance hit would it be if I plugged it into the PCI-E 16x (4x mode slot)

Right now, I have my 560TI in the blue x16 slot, but it covers up my other 2 PCI slots which I need for my sound card... Is it possible to slot the 560TI into the black PCIe 2.0 16x and prevent the 560TI from blocking the PCI slots?

Thank you!
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  1. its possible but it would slow down the gpu performance from what i know
    i am going to guess that you would have 1/4 of the performance that you would originally have
  2. I should have clarified, I only have ONE 560 TI.... can I still use this slot?
  3. Best answer
    i changed the link try it again and read the next 4 pages
    4x is just 15% slower than 16x
  4. Best answer selected by Aiu.
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