6970m performance very low, PCI-e Bandwidth is x1 1.1 Tags: Graphics Cards Performance Bandwidth PCI Express Graphics Last response: December 8, 2012 2:14 PM in Graphics & Displays Share ninjafishh December 8, 2012 12:40:50 PM I own a G73JH modded with a 6970m. The mod went off without a hitch, card runs at acceptable temps, but my performance in games is very spotty. For example, in Dishonored, I play at max at 60FPS, but every three or so seconds, I get a sudden drop in FPS, and it's bizarre. The only thing abnormal that I could find is that GPUz reports my PCI-e bandwidth as x1 1.1 instead of x16 2.0, like everyone else who did this mod. I can't figure out what might be causing this, and I hope you guys can help. I'm at my wits end. Here's a screenshot of GPU-z http://i.imgur.com/6DA10.gif Also, when I turn off power play, the clocks go down to 100/150, but the PCI-e link goes up to x16 1.1 I actually get better FPS on the built in GPUz renderer with the low clocks and high bandwidth than I do with the low bandwidth and high clocks. Any help would be appreciated More about : 6970m performance low pci bandwidth unreal9400 a b U Graphics card December 8, 2012 2:14:06 PM Change to high performance power plan instead of balance or power saver? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumCan I add a PCI-E x1 card to boost performance ? ForumPCIe x1 card for 1080i playback? ForumPCI-E x1 Bandwidth Question ForumPcie x1 , x4, x8, x16... ForumWhat's Wrong with my card? very low fps? ForumHD7950 @ PCI-E x1 1.1 instead of x16 2.0, please help ForumHow much bandwidth is essential for GTX 680 2-way SLI? ForumBandwidth problem ForumPCI EXPRESS X1 ForumNew build only getting 1x bandwidth on PCI-E ForumPci-E 3.0 @ x1 bug ForumPCIe x4 card in a x1 slot ForumPCIe x2 graphics card in PCIe x1 slot ForumPCI-E x1 GPU ForumGood system, but very low FPS on SC2! ForumWill a PCIe 3.0 card work in a PCIe x16 slot? ForumGenerally how much does performance improves each generation? ForumUse Onboard graphic card with PCI-E graphics card ForumPCI Express 3.0 in a 2.0 Slot (Performance) ForumW530 not recognizing monitor model on display port. So it sets the resolution ve 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 !