PCIE x 16/x8/x4 Myths

By red1776
Mar 28, 2010
  1. There have been many comments and bad uninformed advice given out as of late about Motherboards that have one or more PCIE slots running at A 'mere X8, or X4 for that matter. a lot of you are being told that PCIE running at x8 and x4 are useless and with degrade performance by 50% and 75% respectively. this is not at all the case. check out these scaling benches using the two biggest GPU's out there.


  2. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 729

    That is very interesting. I wonder how the results would change with a much slower card though, like mine for example. I assume they would pretty much level out, which is good news for me. I have been thinking about cutting off all but the x1 connectors on my GPU once I upgrade it, so I will be able to have both installed, and power 3 monitors without any fancy adapters.
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