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Old October 11, 2012, 11:20 PM
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Default [ARTICLE] Converting x16 GPU into x1 GPU

Convert a PCI-E x16 Video Card to Fit a x1 Slot with a Diamond Cutting Wheel

I think all of us are familiar with the idea of 'forcibly' inserting an x16 card into a x1 slot.

The article describes a scenario where the card itself is cut to fit into the slot (and certain pins are shorted to fake x1 card status).

It is mind-boggling to me that this doesn't cause a performance degradation. Does the cited person simply not realize that his card is being bottlenecked or is he actually correct?
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