View Full Version : GeForce8800GTX diffrence from PCi-E 8x and x16?

10-15-07, 08:22 AM
Just wondering what the diffrence is. I bought an extra 2GB but due to using the Coolermaster germi HSF which is freaking huge and covered my memory i had to dismantle the whole system remove it and decided to change the direction of it. So rather then faceing towards to 5 1/4 bays it now goes down my motherboard covering the first 16x PCI-E slot. I can't use the bottom 16x PCI-E as the EMI from the 8800 cuases major problems with my Xfi card (i.e crakles at everything playing) so i am forced to use the middle 8x PCI-E slot. Just wondering if i will see any performance drops?. Can't really test persay as my PC is having problems with the extra RAM which looks like will need to be sold off or replaced. Due to them being diffrent CAS and chips they will only work in single channel. :( If it's not one problem it's another. Although on the plus side i can overclock higher and my 8800 temps are way down now the back is getting cooled. :)

10-15-07, 10:38 AM
yes sir, I saw a difference of about 3500 points in 3d06 on the system listed in my sig. 8000 vs 11500.

Have you looked at maybe a PCI-e x16 extension ribbon? and remote mounting the card?

10-15-07, 11:57 AM
No i havn't where can you get them from?

10-15-07, 12:34 PM

10-15-07, 01:59 PM
thanks I am trying figue out where the gfx card will go as the PCI brakets have slots already. hmm

10-16-07, 07:56 AM
http://rackmountmart.stores.yahoo.net/r11u1slotpci.htmlCool...I've never seen that before. Interesting hardware.