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PCI Express 2.0 Graphics Cards Tested

PCI Express 2.0 Components

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

Chipset VendorProductLanesPlatform
ATIAMD790FX (65 nm)42x PCI Express 2.0AMD Socket AM2+ HyperTransport 3.0
ATIAMD790FX (65 nm)32x PCI Express 2.0AMD Socket AM2+ HyperTransport 3.0
ATIAMD770FX (65 nm)20x PCI Express 2.0AMD Socket AM2+ HyperTransport 3.0
IntelX38 (65 nm, FSB1333)40x PCI Express 2.0Socket 775
IntelX48 (65 nm, FSB1600)40x PCI Express 2.0Socket 775
NvidianForce 780a SLI48x PCI Express 2.0AMD Socket AM2+ HyperTransport 3.0
NvidianForce 780i SLI (65 nm)40x PCI Express 2.0Socket 775, FSB1333
NvidianForce 790i SLI (65 nm)48x PCI Express 2.0Socket 775, FSB1600

Graphics VendorProductCategory
ATIRadeon HD3450 (55 nm)Entry-level
ATIRadeon HD3470 (55 nm)Entry-level
ATIRadeon HD3650 (55 nm)Mainstream
ATIRadeon HD3850 (55 nm)Mainstream
ATIRadeon HD3870 (55 nm)High End
ATIRadeon HD3870 (55 nm)Enthusiast
NvidiaGeForce 9600 GT (65 nm)Mainstream
NvidiaGeForce 9800 GTX (65 nm)High End
NvidiaGeForce 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.