Dang it! Any card I get needs to be PCI-E 2.0 or 2.1.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 21:25
Posted 07 December 2012 - 21:27
Yea, I saw that. But those are old cards. I have a GTX 550 ti right now.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 21:32
7870 if you can push to $209
Posted 07 December 2012 - 21:35
Posted 07 December 2012 - 21:36
I never even considered Radeon. But I can't run a PCI-E 3.0 on my Asus M5A97 mobo. That's why I scratched out that card in my OP.
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (blue)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
2 x PCI
Guess 2.1 is also out. Doesn't leave me many choices on upgrade.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 21:44
You can run a PCI-E 3.0 card in a 2.1 or 2,0 machine, just runs at the speed your board supports
My machine has 2.0 running the 7870 3.0 card, not much will even max out 2.1 yet so your not bottlenecking the card running it in a 2.1 or 2.0 machine
Check my edit in last post with link
Posted 07 December 2012 - 21:47
Hmm, if that's the case, then an extra few bucks won't even matter. But why Radeon over nVidia? Is there a benefit that I'm overlooking?
Posted 07 December 2012 - 21:48
Posted 07 December 2012 - 21:56
So then just out of curiosity, since they are backward compatible. Which of these two would be better:
Because I have always ran nVidia.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 21:58
The 650Ti would out perform the normal 650 - Bear in mind, those cards only have a 128bit memory bus width vs the 7870 with 265bit
Posted 07 December 2012 - 21:59
Then I think I've made my decision. I will get the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti.