Hardware Question

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  1. mw818

    mw818 New Member

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    Hello!
    I have an Asus P5w DH mobo(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131025), and am looking to upgrade my video card. I would like to get the ATI 4870 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121258)

    My question is in regards to the PCI express.

    My mobo has two 16x pci express slots, however the video card says it is pci express 2.0 16x. I haven't been up on computer hardware lately so i'm pretty clueless, will pci express 2.0 work on my mobo? Will this combo work together? If not, does anybody have a reccomendation to some older cards that i can run crossfire, and perhaps get similar results? thank you!
     
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    doubledave New Member

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    pci express 2.0? That's new to me.
     
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    mw818 New Member

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    yup, new to me as well
     
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    pci express x16 2.0 has twice the data speed as pci express x16. It isn't used in any games right now because not even cyrsis needs that much bandwidth. 2.0 cards will work on x16 motherboards but they will be limited in bandwidth, but like I said that is not a big deal. pci-x is extreamly flexable. When running sli in 4x mode each slot is converted to a pci-x8 slot and the card doesn't really notice the difference. 2.0 is just mostly marketing for now. just buy it, it will work just fine.
     
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    great info thank you!!
     

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