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x16 Slot graphics card in x8 Slot possible?

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Stupid question: Some motherboards do have slots declared as "x8 (in x16). What happens if I put a 1-slot x16 graphics card into these. Will this work for e.g. Plex transcoding?




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It will work with speed limited to x8. Since no GPU can saturate PCIe 3.0 x16 anyway, there is no real life difference.


Currently, true x16 only matters with storage applications.

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