View Full Version : What PCI bus speed does 7950GX2 run?

08-15-06, 12:54 AM
I have recently put together my new components (see sig below). I have ryn 3DMark06 and it reports the 7950 as being 8 X Pci bus speed.

I did install the 7950 in the 16 X PCI-ex slot on my Intel D975XBX "Badaxe" board NOT the 8 X one so should it not show as 16 X ?

One Primary PCI Express* x16 (electrical x16 or x8) bus add-in card connector WHERE I HAVE THE 7950 INSTALLED.
One Secondary PCI Express* x16 (electrical x8) bus add-in card connector
One PCI Express* x16 (electrical x4) bus add-in card connector

08-15-06, 02:19 AM
Dont get too concerned with the readings. some progs report x8 meaning each card uses x8 (total of x16 for 2xG71s) & other progs will report it as x16 meaning total used PCI-E bandwidth.
as long as your score is in order , theres nothing to worry about.

08-15-06, 01:04 PM
I agree with SH64 and I have noticed that also. CPU-Z and 3DMark report it as 8x but Everest shows it at 16x. The card is probably confusing most software