View Full Version : PCI-E x1 or should it be x16

04-07-2006, 10:15 AM
Hi guys iv got this card a Geforce 6600 pci-e 512mb but on the info it reads BUS x1 some one said it should be x16...anyone?...this could be the reason im having to stop playing my game as the frame rate is so bad...Anyone?

04-07-2006, 01:36 PM
I would say yes. I am running 2 7800GTX in SLI and is says 16 but is a 32 board. Should be at 16.

04-07-2006, 04:19 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif A 1X PCI-E Graphics card?? you sure you read it right?

04-07-2006, 04:50 PM
There is no such thing as a 1xPCI-E slot for the graphics card only 16x. The newer PCI slots (about 1/5 the size of the PCI-E graphic card slot) for sound cards or networks cards use x1. PCI Express starts at 16x only to replace the aging AGP 8x architecture but cheap early PCI-E motherboards ran a 16x card at 4x.

A standard Geforce 6600 (a non GS or GT version)is not a great card for high gaming especially at 1280x1024 or using AA or AF, no matter how much video ram your card has.