I just happened to load up GPU-z last night and notice that my single ASUS AMD 7870 is only operating at x8. I know that it'll change version due to power saving however x8 stays the same while it'll go up to 2.0 under load. I have the card in the 1st PCI-e slot with nothing in any of the other slots. I have tried moving the card down to the 3rd slot with the same results. Any ideas? Also will it running at x8 instead of x16 cause a bottleneck? If not I don't really care if it runs at x8 lol. I've not experienced any issues out of the card but I've not really done anything too intensive with it at this point.
Not sure if needed but my CPU is a firstname.lastname@example.orgGhz with 16GB of Corsair Vengance CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 a Corsair CMPSU-800G 800Watt PS and a Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD. I'm also on BIOS 1301.
Thanks for any help.