PCI Express x1 Video Card

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CMC Computer Tech
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I Need Some Help Finding A "Gaming" Graphics Card That Can Fit This Slot...The Only Ones I Have Seen Are The GT218 And The HD 5450 Which Aren't That Good For Gaming...Could You Help Me Out?

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I'm sorry...but not happening

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Yeah, you can't get any better then that I'm sorry to say, you'll have to upgrade your motherboard if you want a better video card.

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Most motherboards today will have at least one PCI-E 16x port.. What motherboard do you have?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lztNOa3GOVQ

Here's My PC :)

I'm Not A Crazy Gamer, I've Seen The 5450 Handle BF3 On Low Which Would Not Bother Me...

Just Wondering If There Are Any Other Options...

I Have A EVGA SLI Mobo, But Not Enough Cash For A Full Setup :(

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The problem is saying a "gaming" video card. PCIe 1X is essentially a PCI slot, and you aren't going to find any monsters out there because that slow bus would absolutely cripple the system.

There are mini-ITX boards now with PCIe 16X slots, but I doubt the cards would fit in your tank.

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Are There Slot Extenders, Maybe I Could Have The Card Outside Of The Tank? :o

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The answer is yes, there is a pci slot extender, I know startech makes them but they are a bit pricey but it gives ya 4 extra slots.

http://ca.startech.com/Cards-Adapters/Slot-Extension/PCI-Express-to-Four-Slot-PCI-Expansion-Bay~PEX2PCI4

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hellblazer55 wrote: The answer is yes, there is a pci slot extender, I know startech makes them but they are a bit pricey but it gives ya 4 extra slots.

What you sited is a PCIe 4x to 4 PCI external module. What he is looking for is a 16x PCIe slot extension cord, which does not exist. Unfortunately, the high-speed serial connectivity is prone to electron escape (much like unshielded ethernet) and an addition of a few inches could totally destroy the signal. Fujitsu has been working on a solution, but only a few early products (wrapped around MEGA EXPENSIVE laptops) have been released.

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Hellz Yeah, This Looks A Bit More Promising!

http://www.zotacusa.com/geforce-gt-520-zt-50608-10l.html

What Do You Think, My Best Choice?

As Of Now I Have 3 Choices: GT 218, HD 5450, And This GT520...

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CMC Computer Tech wrote: http://www.zotacusa.com/geforce-gt-520-zt-50608-10l.html

Decent. I'm running an older chipset on PCI on my kids' PC, so be warned that your load times will be ridiculousness as it retrieves the graphics texture data. Overall, playback should be OK unless you really push it, and I don't think you will be able to.

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I've Really Never Understood The Difference In Speeds, x1, x16...etc

What's The Difference?

Like A x16 GT 520 VS a x1 gt 520?

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CMC Computer Tech wrote:I've Really Never Understood The Difference In Speeds, x1, x16...etc

What's The Difference?

Like A x16 GT 520 VS a x1 gt 520?

Here is a explanation that you may understand http://www.directron.com/expressguide.html

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Thanks :)

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The difference boils down to bandwidth, in which normal regular pci slots are the lowest common denominator on the scale. They're normally used today for things like dedicated internet modems, sound cards, usb expanders, things of that nature. You'd be doing yourself a favor getting a board with a PCI-Express 2.0 x 16 as it wont be bottlenecking anything and you can be assured you'll have optimal performance.

I can't imagine a x1 slot running any new games (or any cards that are made for them) they'd all be basically media center type cards made for desktop usage, web browsing and Video playback. It's what I imagine most people use them for now days, when making mini-media computers for their home media center.

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Okay, here is a quick list:

PCI (normal 32-bit 33Mhz on most PCs): 133.33 MB/s
AGP 2x, 4x, 8x are all just multiplications of PCI (266.66, 533.33, 1066.66 MB/s)
PCIe 1.0/1.1 1x: 250 MB/s
PCIe 1.0/1.1 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x again are multiplications (500, 1000, 2000, 4000 MB/s)
PCIe 2.0 1x: 500 MB/s
PCIe 2.0 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x again are multiplications (1000, 2000, 4000, 8000 MB/s)

So, that 1x will take 16 times longer to load memory than a 16x card, and will receive physics updates, model positioning, etc., 16 times slower.

Everything in detail here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express

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Even Though It Will Be Slower Than A x16 Card, Would You Agree It Would Be A Major Upgrade From The Onboard NVIDIA 7050?

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I would imagine it would have to be better than onboard. But ideally, it'll likely only run media...like HD video and such, I wouldn't count on doing any gaming...if any gaming at all it would be very mild gaming, like free to play MMO quality type stuff. I can guarantee you wont be running BF3 on it though.

You could always buy it and do a review on it (because there are none), benchmark some games with it and let us know how it works out lol, maybe it'll surprise us

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Yea, I'm Thinking About Getting It...Haven't Seen Any Reviews On PCI-E x1 Cards Except RR's 5450, Maybe He Could Get The GT 520, Or Show Us Some Stats On The 5450?

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CMC Computer Tech wrote:Yea, I'm Thinking About Getting It...Haven't Seen Any Reviews On PCI-E x1 Cards Except RR's 5450, Maybe He Could Get The GT 520, Or Show Us Some Stats On The 5450?
CMC Computer Tech wrote:Yea, I'm Thinking About Getting It...Haven't Seen Any Reviews On PCI-E x1 Cards Except RR's 5450, Maybe He Could Get The GT 520, Or Show Us Some Stats On The 5450?

Hey CMC Computer Tech.

I had to refresh this old topic and ask.
Did you get the card you wanted to?

Can you run new games smoothly on low details?
I'm thinking of buying that card.

Thanks.