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PCI Express 2.0 Components

PCI Express 2.0 Graphics Cards Tested
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The following PCI Express 2.0 chipsets and graphics cards are currently available:

Chipset Vendor Product Lanes Platform
ATI AMD790FX (65 nm) 42x PCI Express 2.0 AMD Socket AM2+ HyperTransport 3.0
ATI AMD790FX (65 nm) 32x PCI Express 2.0 AMD Socket AM2+ HyperTransport 3.0
ATI AMD770FX (65 nm) 20x PCI Express 2.0 AMD Socket AM2+ HyperTransport 3.0
Intel X38 (65 nm, FSB1333) 40x PCI Express 2.0 Socket 775
Intel X48 (65 nm, FSB1600) 40x PCI Express 2.0 Socket 775
Nvidia nForce 780a SLI 48x PCI Express 2.0 AMD Socket AM2+ HyperTransport 3.0
Nvidia nForce 780i SLI (65 nm) 40x PCI Express 2.0 Socket 775, FSB1333
Nvidia nForce 790i SLI (65 nm) 48x PCI Express 2.0 Socket 775, FSB1600

Graphics Vendor Product Category
ATI Radeon HD3450 (55 nm) Entry-level
ATI Radeon HD3470 (55 nm) Entry-level
ATI Radeon HD3650 (55 nm) Mainstream
ATI Radeon HD3850 (55 nm) Mainstream
ATI Radeon HD3870 (55 nm) High End
ATI Radeon HD3870 (55 nm) Enthusiast
Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT (65 nm) Mainstream
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX (65 nm) High End
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GX2 (65 nm) Enthusiast

All PCI Express 2.0 motherboards are compatible with PCI Express 1.1 graphics cards and vice versa, but you’ll need PCI Express 2.0 compliant hardware to benefit from automatic speed and link width adjustments. Our testing concentrates on testing PCI Express 2.0 solutions at all possible link widths.

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