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I need help picking out a new video card for my computer

by xvthebigbvx / November 11, 2010 11:21 AM PST

Hey, i have an Nvidia GeForce 7050/nforce 610i motherboard/chipset and i need to get a new video card. this one just isnt cutting it anymore. i was looking at new nvida cards like the GTS 450, 9800 GT, and the Gt 460. I was excited looking at all of them until i did some research on my mobo and found out it supposedly only has a PCI 1.0 x16 slot. And the above cards all say they use a PCI-e 2.0 x16. i now that there backwards compatiable but i wont be getting the right data transfer limits.

any help on this topic would help me alot. so againwhat i need to no is if what i said is all right and if so what would be the best card for me to get. and if im tottaly wrong, which card of those three should i get. please help!!

PS: i have a 450 watt power suply and a core 2 due running at 2.5 hrtz w/ 2gb of ram.

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Since PCIe 2.0 cards work in 1.0 slots.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2010 4:59 AM PST

What is the issue?

FORGET the dated 9800 since it's power hungry ways are a thing of the past. Look again at the 450.
Bob

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the issue
by xvthebigbvx / November 14, 2010 11:37 PM PST

the issue is i dont want to get a PCIe 2.0 card if only half of tha data will come out of my 1.0 slot. is that true?

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What are you going to be using the new card for?
by MyDaylilies / November 15, 2010 1:01 PM PST
In reply to: the issue

I am asking to give you a better answer.

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Yes in theory
by MyDaylilies / November 15, 2010 4:14 PM PST

If you were running the card at 8x instead of 16x you would see a difference, but not much between 2.0 and 1.1 16x slot.

2.0 vs 1.0 The bandwidth is doubled for the 2.0 Pci card when it access the motherboard cpu and ram.

I suggest upgrading your motherboard to get the best speed out of your new video card.

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upgrading.
by xvthebigbvx / November 15, 2010 10:55 PM PST
In reply to: Yes in theory

upgrading my mobo is not an option. so what card should i get.

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GAMING
by xvthebigbvx / November 15, 2010 10:54 PM PST

Dx11 gaming. so i was thinking about getting the GT 460.

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Gaming...
by MyDaylilies / November 16, 2010 12:27 AM PST
In reply to: GAMING

Geforce GTX 460

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(NT) Nice choice!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 17, 2010 6:38 AM PST
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If you say so.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 17, 2010 6:38 AM PST
In reply to: the issue

But for me I'd forget the 2.0 1.0 debate, forget the aging 9800 and look at a nice 450!

But that's me.
Bob

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