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    Default AMD Radeon HD 6970

    Hi guys,

    I read your excellent review about my recently acquired graphics card. I did however, to my discomfort i notice from your screen shots of gpu-z that our bus interface is running differently.
    I see that your's at PCI-E 2.0 x 16 @ x16 2.0 and mine @ x8 2.0

    What does this mean? The reason i care to bother about this is because I actually get pretty heavy fps loss when i for example play BFBC2 and see heavy smoke and explosions... I cant believe this great card (on the paper...) is supposed to behave like that..!

    Any answer will be greatly appreciated!

    -Nicho!

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    Default Re: AMD Radeon HD 6970

    What brand/model of motherboard are you using?
    Which PCI-E slot are you using for you 6970?
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
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    Default Re: AMD Radeon HD 6970

    Hi!

    Thanks for answering. I've got the msi 890FXA-GD70 motherboard. I figured however the problem. There are 5 pci-e ports on this board, and I used the 2nd from the top because of little space (mounted some big ass cooling devices). The chart/manual says nothing about differences between these ports (except for the one "regular" pci-slot). I changed it anyways to the upper one and everything sorted out :)

    Hehe now I've got the dilemma of using vsync or not because of great fps and obviously a too slow monitor :(
    Last edited by nicho; 01-29-2011 at 08:38 PM.

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    Default Re: AMD Radeon HD 6970

    Glad to hear that you fixed your problem.
    As a footnote, this is from the MSI website and is hopefully explained in the mobo user manual:
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    5 PCI Express 2.0 slots
    - PCI_E1 supports up to PCIE x16 speed (when PCI_E3 is empty)
    - PCI_E5 supports up to PCIE x16 speed (when PCI_E6 is empty)
    - If you want to install two graphics cards, please use PCI_E1 & PCI_E5 slots
    - PCI_E3 & PCI_E6 support up to PCIE x8 speed
    - If you want to install four expansion cards into PCI_E1, E3, E5 & E6 slots, these four PCIE x 16 lanes will auto arrange from x16/ x0/ x16/ x0 to x8/ x8/ x8/ x8
    - PCI_E4 support up to PCIE x4 speed
    1 PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot
    1 PCI slot, support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface.
    Q9650 @ 4.10GHz [9x456MHz]
    P35-DS4 [rev: 2.0] ~ Bios: F14
    4x2GB OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 1094MHz @5-5-5-15
    MSI N460GTX Hawk Talon Attack (1GB) video card <---- SLI ---->
    Seasonic SS-660XP2 80 Plus Platinum psu (660w)
    WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD (boot)
    SLI @ 16/4 works when running HyperSLI
    Cooler Master 120XL Seidon push/pull AIO cpu water cooling
    Cooler Master HAF XB computer case (RC-902XB-KKN1)
    Asus VH242H 24" monitor [1920x1080]
    MSI N460GTX Hawk (1GB) video card
    Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium
    HT|Omega Claro plus+ sound card
    CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS
    E6300 (R0) @ 3.504GHz [8x438MHz] ~~ P35-DS3L [rev: 1.0] ~ Bios: F9 ~~ 4x2GB Kingston HyperX T1 PC2-8500, 876MHz @4-4-4-10
    Seasonic X650 80+ gold psu (650w) ~~ Xigmatek Balder HDT 1283 cpu cooler ~~ Cooler Master CM 690 case (RC-690-KKN1-GP)
    Samsung 830 128GB SSD MZ-7PC128B/WW (boot) ~~ WD Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB (data) ~~ ZM-MFC2 fan controller
    HT|Omega Striker 7.1 sound card ~~ Asus VH242H monitor [1920x1080] ~~ Logitech Z-5500 Digital 5.1 Speakers
    win7 x64 sp1 Home Premium ~~ CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD U.P.S
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