PCI Express 2.0 Graphics Cards Tested

Absolute Benchmark Results

Radeon HD 3850

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Clearly, Microsoft Flight Simulator X requires a lot of graphics bandwidth to provide high-detail textures in the system memory. A decrease of PCI Express bandwidth has a tremendous impact on frame rates here.

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The new PCMark Vantage is mostly unimpressed by the bandwidth changes. Obviously, this test is mostly GPU bound, working out of the local frame buffer.

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