September 20th, 2008, 08:00 PM
PCI-Express x8 or x16? Which should I get?
I can get a motherboard with two PCI-Express x8 slots for relatively cheap. I have an ATI Radeon X1300 Pro, and I'm looking at an NVidia GeForce 8300GS. Would a x8 slot hinder the performance of either card?
Thanks for your time.
October 4th, 2008, 03:52 PM
EDIT: my bad, apparently they do fit.
Last edited by calpol2004; October 4th, 2008 at 04:12 PM.
November 28th, 2008, 05:25 PM
It would be best to get a PCI-Express x16 board instead of the x8. An x8 would limit the bandwidth available to the card and likely hinder performance.
Almost every board these days has a PCI-Express x16 slot, even the cheap ones.