Question can I fit a EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 XC Ultra GAMING 6GB GDDR5 1845 in a PCI-E x8 slot

May 29, 2019
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I just got a dell poweredge t110 for free and I was thinking of turning it into a decent gaming pc but it only has PCI-E x8 slots. If you also know any good x8 gpu for gaming then can you please tell me the name of them.
 

Wolfshadw

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Based on the specs I'm finding for the Dell Poweredge T110 (first edition), you're not going to make that into a gaming system. If it only has physical PCI-Ex8 expansion slots, you're only going to be able to install PCI-Ex1 graphic cards. To my knowledge, they do not make consumer level PCI-Ex4/PCI-Ex8 graphic cards. If it does has a physical PCI-Ex16 slot (routed to x8), there may be a power (25 watt) limitation.

In either scenarios, you cannot install a decent gaming level graphics card.

-Wolf sends
 
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A x16 card will work in an x8 slot, but will be limited to x8 speeds. PCI-e is backwards compatible. BTW, is it a full length SLOT ? I'm not sure about your motherboard though....

Three things are important for PCIe connection though:
  1. PCIe version (v1, v2 or v3. Lowest common version is used)
  2. Number of lanes on the card you plug into a connector (e.g. x1, x4, x8 or x16)
  3. Number of lanes supplied to the connector (e.g. x1, x4, x8 or x16)
Any combination of card and slot/connector_on_MB is possible.

EDIT: Never mind....Please follow Wolfshadw's suggestion.
 
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May 29, 2019
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Based on the specs I'm finding for the Dell Poweredge T110 (first edition), you're not going to make that into a gaming system. If it only has physical PCI-Ex8 expansion slots, you're only going to be able to install PCI-Ex1 graphic cards. To my knowledge, they do not make consumer level PCI-Ex4/PCI-Ex8 graphic cards. If it does has a physical PCI-Ex16 slot (routed to x8), there may be a power (25 watt) limitation.

In either scenarios, you cannot install a decent gaming level graphics card.

-Wolf sends
If I replace the motherboard with a "https://www.newegg.ca/p/1JW-003E-000E1?Description=lga1156&cm_re=lga1156-_-9SIAH3X7T20870-_-Product" from newegg would i be able to fit a good gaming GPU inside of it.
 

Wolfshadw

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A x16 card will work in an x8 slot, but will be limited to x8 speeds. PCI-e is backwards compatible. BTW, is it a full length SLOT ?
Just for clarification, a PCI-Ex8 slot is physically smaller than a PCI-Ex16 slot. A PCI-Ex16 expansion card WILL NOT physically fit in a PCI-Ex8 slot (exception open ended x8 slots).



A PCI-Ex16 slot can be wired/routed to an x8 limitation.

-Wolf sends
 
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