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Graphic Card Compatibility Questionion

  1. #1


    Pakistan,Hyderabad
    Posts : 30
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dual Boot

    Graphic Card Compatibility Questionion


    Greetings Friends,
    I am Pro gamer so i decided to upgrade my graphic card so that i can play games at higher performance at higher resolutions and graphics, therefore i thought to replace my GPU Which is Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 (Gigabyte) with Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming (Gigabyte).So my question is that is this new Graphic card compatible with my PC
    The Motherboard info is shown below given by CPU-Z
    Thanks for Checking this thread out
    -Brandon
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  2. #2


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Should be fine. Your motherboard is PCIe 2.0 the card you are looking at is PCIe 3.0. Will be a very small bandwidth hit but nothing worth much. See this article: https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/ar...rformance-518/
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  3. #3


    Pakistan,Hyderabad
    Posts : 30
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dual Boot


    So what this little bandwitch hit can cause i mean what is this, Do it affects performance,system, Power supply ?
    Thanks
    -Brandon
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  4. #4


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Did you read the article I linked to? And you do have to meet the minimum recommended power supply for the card, I would go higher than minimum though.
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