Asus striker extreme or Asus maximus formula?

By Rab2140 ยท 4 replies
Dec 13, 2007
  1. Hi all i am scratching my head at what mobo to get i was serioulsy going towards the maximus formula cause it has cpu level up for overclocking but it has pcie 2.0 and i have an 8800 gtx will it be compatible? with 2.0 bus . if you guys could maybe give me the pros and cons of each board i could make up my mind cheers
  2. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    that is a new board and the 2.0 bus is what the new video cards are going to be coming out at and this board will work work with u're card.
  3. Rab2140

    Rab2140 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 89

    but the 8800 gtx was made before pcie 2.0 was even out is it not just compatible with 1.0?
  4. maxbb1

    maxbb1 TS Rookie Posts: 51

    All PCIe 1.1 GPU's (like yours) are compatible with PCIe 2.0 slots.

    all PCIe 2.0 GPU's are backwards compatible with PCIe 1.1 slots (albeit in about 1-2 years there might be some performance loss haha)
  5. Rab2140

    Rab2140 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 89

    thanks for the advice what one should u get what is the best?
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