Sign-in / Sign-up
Your question

670 ftw in pci e 8x slot.

Tags:
  • Graphics Cards
  • PCI Express
  • Graphics
Last response: in Graphics Cards
February 22, 2013 9:50:48 AM

So I just built a new system and my stupid pcie 16x slot bracket popped off the pins and they bent. I don't know how to put it back on or if it is possible. So I slapped my 670 ftw into the 8x slot to try out the comp anyhow.

My question is how much performance loss should I expect not using the 16x slot with this card. I have no plans of getting a second card so that parts not an issue.


Comp specs are

MB- Gigabyte z77x-ud3h
Cpu- Intel I-7 3770k
16g corsair vengeance
650 watt corsair tsx psu
cooling-noctua nh d-214
Case-nzxt phantom 410

More about : 670 ftw pci slot

a b U Graphics card
February 22, 2013 9:57:34 AM

Its like 2-3% but if you just bought it send it back for a replacement.
m
0
l
February 22, 2013 10:01:22 AM

Thanks that is not as bad as I thought. The warranty should cover it I assume I just got it today from newegg. Was lame I went to pull the Video card out so I could move some cables and I barely pulled on it even after I pushed the clamp down and the bracket just popped out.
m
0
l
Related resources
a b U Graphics card
February 22, 2013 10:02:59 AM

just send it back for a rma, newegg is good for that. Plus what if you want to sli down the road and now you dont have a 16x slot
m
0
l
February 22, 2013 10:12:44 AM

Yep good point thanks.
m
0
l