Hi! Im going to buy a 8800GT 512M. The problem is my mobo is a ASUS M2N-MX that supports Pci-E 1.0 and NOT 2.0. So, im wondering if ill get a lower graphics performance than if my mobo would support PCI-E 2.0. Is this the case? If it is: would performance be greatly affected or just a little? Would you recommend me to buy a new motherboard?
Thanks in advance!
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+, 4 GB RAM(2x2, Kingston, PC2-6400), XFX GeForce
8800GT XXX 670M (512MB GDDR3), ASUS M2N-MX Mobo, Sound Blaster Audigy
SE SB0570(7.1, HD EAX), 2 SATAII HDDs: WD 500GB and Samsung 160GB
OS: Windows XP SP3(Pro) x86.
Your performance will be more limited to the overall efficiency of the board as opposed to having PCI-e 1.0
TBH there would not be any huge performance decreases that you should notice at all....dont worry you'll be fine
Yup, no worries. There's little, if any difference. It's more of a future proofing thing. I doubt the 8800GT exceeds PCI-e x16 bandwith.
Thanks! So, i wont have to buy a new mobo(at least for now). Thats good news!
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