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Looks like a (physical) PCIe x16 slot. You'd have to read the manual to see whether it is actually connected with all 16 traces though. E.g. my motherboard has 2 x16 slots, but only one of them is actually connected as x16.

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5 minutes ago, Eigenvektor said:

Looks like a (physical) PCIe x16 slot. You'd have to read the manual to see whether it is actually connected with all 16 traces though. E.g. my motherboard has 2 x16 slots, but only one of the is actually connected as x16.

Ah ok, I dont have a physical manual and in the dell manual online (Dell Inspiron 3647) I didnt see it mention anywhere what it was. Either way even if it is a physical 16x but runs at 8x or whatever it should still be fine, with perhaps a few fps loss correct? I plan on creating a sorta janky setup. My brother is visiting for 2 weeks, so was going to throw a 1050ti I have in this pc. As you may be able to tell, there is only room for a single slot card. I'm planning on getting a PCIe riser and just leaving the side panel off. 

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6 minutes ago, ColonelJoe said:

Ah ok, I dont have a physical manual and in the dell manual online (Dell Inspiron 3647) I didnt see it mention anywhere what it was. Either way even if it is a physical 16x but runs at 8x or whatever it should still be fine, with perhaps a few fps loss correct? I plan on creating a sorta janky setup. My brother is visiting for 2 weeks, so was going to throw a 1050ti I have in this pc. As you may be able to tell, there is only room for a single slot card. I'm planning on getting a PCIe riser and just leaving the side panel off. 

Is this a bad idea? Well, I mean I know its sorta a bad idea lol, but what I mean is do you think it would be fine for about 2 weeks?

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5 minutes ago, ColonelJoe said:

Ah ok, I dont have a physical manual and in the dell manual online (Dell Inspiron 3647) I didnt see it mention anywhere what it was. Either way even if it is a physical 16x but runs at 8x or whatever it should still be fine, with perhaps a few fps loss correct? I plan on creating a sorta janky setup. My brother is visiting for 2 weeks, so was going to throw a 1050ti I have in this pc. As you may be able to tell, there is only room for a single slot card. I'm planning on getting a PCIe riser and just leaving the side panel off. 

The best way to check is by software, GPUz will tell you the slot speed once you have a card plugged in and the system up and running.

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6 minutes ago, ColonelJoe said:

Ah ok, I dont have a physical manual and in the dell manual online (Dell Inspiron 3647) I didnt see it mention anywhere what it was. Either way even if it is a physical 16x but runs at 8x or whatever it should still be fine, with perhaps a few fps loss correct? I plan on creating a sorta janky setup. My brother is visiting for 2 weeks, so was going to throw a 1050ti I have in this pc. As you may be able to tell, there is only room for a single slot card. I'm planning on getting a PCIe riser and just leaving the side panel off. 

1050ti would be fine on 8x, dont think it would saturate that bandwidth even.
Its a good card, but PCIe is just very fast.

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1 minute ago, Master Disaster said:

The best way to check is by software, GPUz will tell you the slot speed once you have a card plugged in and the system up and running.

Ah, thanks!

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7 minutes ago, ColonelJoe said:

Either way even if it is a physical 16x but runs at 8x or whatever it should still be fine, with perhaps a few fps loss correct?

Yeah, should be fine. Was about to suggest what @Master Disaster said, use CPU-Z to check which PCIe generation it is.

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Just now, HanZie82 said:

1050ti would be fine on 8x, dont think it would saturate that bandwidth even.
Its a good card, but PCIe is just very fast.

Ok, the only things i could find after a very quick google search were people trying 1080's on PCIe 8x and 16x, i couldnt find any lower end card tests

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Physically it's 16x, electrically I can't tell for sure.

 

You can often see the amount of PCI lanes on a PCIe slot, by looking at the metal in the slot:

Supermicro X8DTH-6F 7x PCIe x8 Electrical x16 Physical Slots | ServeTheHome

As you might be able to see, the right half of the bottom couple slots don't have metal inside.

That means these are physically large enough for 16x cards, but only 8x of the connector actually does something

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1 minute ago, minibois said:

Physically it's 16x, electrically I can't tell for sure.

 

You can often see the amount of PCI lanes on a PCIe slot, by looking at the metal in the slot:

Supermicro X8DTH-6F 7x PCIe x8 Electrical x16 Physical Slots | ServeTheHome

As you might be able to see, the right half of the bottom couple slots don't have metal inside.

That means these are physically large enough for 16x cards, but only 8x of the connector actually does something

Interesting.

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@minibois Even looking at the actual pins, you still cant be certain....

 

For example: Asus K31AN.

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It is kinda hard to see, but the PCIe only has pins for 8x.

Still, the CPU (Intel® Pentium® Processor J2900) has only 4 and no matter what you plug in, it works only in 2x connection cuz I suspect other stuff is also connected to it.

 

So physical 16x, electrical 8x, possible in theory 4x and in practice only 2x  XD

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1 hour ago, ColonelJoe said:

Ok, the only things i could find after a very quick google search were people trying 1080's on PCIe 8x and 16x, i couldnt find any lower end card tests

Just to add the results of a 1080 will pretty much apply to any lower card in the same or better fashion. If the result is that a 1080 doesn't suffer from 8x bandwidth a weaker 1050 Ti will surely see no negative effect from it.

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