Do these work together?

Discussion in 'Home Theater and Automation' started by Anomo, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Anomo

    Anomo

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010
    Messages:
    315
    The Ati Radeon Hd 5870:
    http://www.amd.com/uk/products/desk.../Pages/ati-radeon-hd-5870-specifications.aspx

    It says the following; PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus interface.

    The Asus mobo:
    http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=RBA8CzWoopUlYRFZ&templete=2

    It says the following;
    1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (single at x16)
    1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (@x4 mode, 2.5GT/s)
    2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 (2.5GT/s)
    3 x PCI

    Now to the question. Since the mobo doesn't mention PCI-E 2.1 can it still use it or are these two things not even related. Will the gpu work on the mobo?
    IF these two don't work together, are there any 1156 mobos that you would recommend with the 5870?
     
  2. pam123

    pam123 Computing Professor Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2001
    Messages:
    12,248
  3. Anomo

    Anomo

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010
    Messages:
    315
    Thank you for your quick response. So as I have understood, it is kind of like USB 1.0 and 2.0. The 2.0 will work in the 1.0 at a slower speed, but CAN be used faster in a 2.0 port. Would this be about the same?
     
  4. glc

    glc Forum Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2000
    Messages:
    47,317
    Location:
    Joplin MO
    Nope.

     
  5. Anomo

    Anomo

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010
    Messages:
    315
    So no speed difference, but the 2.1 works in a 2.0 port?
     
  6. glc

    glc Forum Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2000
    Messages:
    47,317
    Location:
    Joplin MO
    Did you read the linked article? Did you understand Pam's response?

     

Share This Page