Using PCIe slot "2" with Radeon 6850 - am I going to miss the other 8xlanes?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dMajor, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. dMajor macrumors newbie

    dMajor

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    Melbourne, Australia
    #1
    Hi guys,
    I just replaced the graphics card in my 2006 Mac Pro.
    Got a 6850 off Ebay. It has big ugly cooling fins that wrap around making it impossible to fit in PCIe "slot 1". So I stuck it in "slot 2", which seems to work fine. But I note that "slot 2" only provides 8 x lanes (whatever they are) and the card is meant to use 16.
    Am i missing much? I'm not that knowledgeable on the GPU side of things…
    Cheers,
    Dan
    :)
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors G4

    h9826790

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    Hong Kong
    #2
    The short answer is NO. Don't worry about it.
     

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