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ryan29121
10-30-07, 01:40 PM
I noticed that the new 8800gt said it was PCIe 2.0. I also noticed that the new X38 chipset motherboards have PCIe 2.0. Will this new card utilize the new 2.0 feature or will it be the same. If it does, how much of a difference are we talking about?

This was probably posted before but I dont feel like searching the hundreds of posts about this card. Thanks for your help.

jolle
10-30-07, 02:25 PM
The increased bandwidth is prolly not going to show any visible gains in games in the near future.
But it might come in handy for some GPGPU applications and using CUDA.

ryan29121
10-30-07, 03:51 PM
what is GPGPU and CUDA?

andy_nv
10-30-07, 04:17 PM
General Purpose GPU, as the name implies, doing other tasks with the GPU beside graphics. CUDA is nVidia's implementation (SDK) for it.
One example I could think of is running folding programs on your video card's GPU, IIRC ATI was first to implement this. Recently, there were news about a company developing software that could crack passwords in days, rather than months. Probably not the use ATI and nVidia had in mind. :D

Apollo 13
10-30-07, 05:21 PM
we can use 2.0 PCI express graphics cards on on motherboards that don't have it right?

|JuiceZ|
10-30-07, 06:29 PM
we can use 2.0 PCI express graphics cards on on motherboards that don't have it right?

yes its backwards compatible.

ViN86
10-30-07, 06:30 PM
I noticed that the new 8800gt said it was PCIe 2.0. I also noticed that the new X38 chipset motherboards have PCIe 2.0. Will this new card utilize the new 2.0 feature or will it be the same. If it does, how much of a difference are we talking about?

This was probably posted before but I dont feel like searching the hundreds of posts about this card. Thanks for your help.
im not going to answer you because of your laziness. use the search function, that's why it's there.

this topic has been beaten to death in other places of the forums.

ryan29121
10-31-07, 09:27 AM
im not going to answer you because of your laziness. use the search function, that's why it's there.

this topic has been beaten to death in other places of the forums.

My apologies. I thought this would be the easier route.

Libertysyclone
10-31-07, 10:37 AM
The current advantage is that you wont need a power connector on the 8800GT with a PCI-E 2.0 MoBo.

XDanger
11-01-07, 07:31 PM
PCI-E 4.0 will also be backwards compatible

Just to pre-empt

ViN86
11-01-07, 08:11 PM
PCI-E 4.0 will also be backwards compatible

Just to pre-empt
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