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is pci-e x16 THAT much better than x4

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Evilsizer

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well things in wiki can be edited and it was not worded the same way. either way, the only way to get true info about PCIE/PCIE 2.0 is to go to the "standards" site. sign up and hope they let you look at the specs.

none the less i dont remember things like i use to, since tring to figure out how to fix up my cars...
 

Neuromancer

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well things in wiki can be edited and it was not worded the same way.


QFT. Only thing I use wiki for is fining new terminology if it is something I know little about (like the dutch massacre of the algonquin) to perform more accurate web searches :)
 

Evilsizer

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if im right do i get a cookie?
http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Pr...25&DetailName=Specification&MenuID=44&LanID=9

the short story, the card you have will be fine. at most that card need 1x-2x bandwidth, you got 4x, you would be good up to a 9600GT card.

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now it makes sense, i knew that 945 supported 16x... what they did was tap into the second set of lanes for only 4x. that board would be this one to offer 16x/4x for a cf setup.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135208
pretty much the same layout used with different chipset on it, makes it cheaper in the long run to do it this way for them.
omg a twin in different colors
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813127032
sorry but i hope some know that lower end Abits are from ECS.
 
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nd4spdbh2

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intresting... looks like they completly didnt use the 16x lanes directly from the NB (the empty solder points lead to this) and instead used a 4x connection to the SB which has a 4x connection to the NB but that 4x connection between the NB and SB is shared by EVERYTHING lol.