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I recently helped build my friend a new gaming computer, but I picked an older motherboard (the older version that is) and it didn't come with PCI x16 v2. He also got a Radeon HD 4850, how much of a performance hit will it take? He's been using it and it's a lot better than what he had (lol... a crappy laptop gaming wise) but I just want to know.


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at least, none from using that card on a pci-e x16 v1.1

however, considering he's using an older mobo, he may be taking a performance hit somewhere else along the line

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QUOTE (TheBlackOut @ Aug 24 2008, 08:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I recently helped build my friend a new gaming computer, but I picked an older motherboard (the older version that is) and it didn't come with PCI x16 v2. He also got a Radeon HD 4850, how much of a performance hit will it take? He's been using it and it's a lot better than what he had (lol... a crappy laptop gaming wise) but I just want to know.

shouldn't make any difference.

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weill in theory PCI-E x16 2.0 is comparable to PCI-E 1.1/1.0 x32 but there are no VGA cards that could get that bandwidth it's actually the same kind of speed increase we had with AGP 2.1 & 3.0 aka AGP x4 & x8 the speed diff was closely to 3% to nihil.

So even if you have a PCI-E 1.1 / 1.0 slot with a PCI-E 2.0 VGA you won't even notice a massive seed bump wih a PCI-E 2.0 slot with that same card icon_smile.gif




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