PCIe 2.0?

By silent111 ยท 5 replies
Jul 3, 2008
  1. Maybe this is a totally noob question but I was wondering,

    I am currently running a ATI Radeon HD 3870 x2 on a MA790FX DQ6 motherboard, do I need to change any settings to run the PCIE card in 2.0 or should it run itself.

    I am under the impression that both products are 2.0 compatible?

    How would I know that it is running in 2.0?

    I have ran GPUZ v0.2.5, this says that it is running at x16, but doesn't mention 2.0.

    Anyone help please


  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,484   +45

    It should natively run at 2.0. Either way 2.0 isnt a huge advantage over regular pci e anyway, but I think you're fine.
  3. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    No, its not a huge advantage, as no card has achieved the full bandwith of PCI-E 1.0 yet, let alone the doubled 2.0.

    And yes, it should run natively at 2.0.
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,484   +45

    i just said that, lol.
  5. silent111

    silent111 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    I was just wondering as I had seen a review of other cards that been run under GPUZ v0.2.5, and under the 'Bus Interface' section it read PCIE 2.0 x16 @ x16, whereas mine only reads PCIE x16 @ x16, didn't know if it was running correctly.

  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    If I recall correctly, the Radeon 3870 X2 has a PCI*e 1.1 bridge, not 2.0.
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