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Old 03-30-2013, 03:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default need new gfx card, is this compatible?

looking to upgrade to XFX Radeon HD 7850 Graphics Card 2GB is this compatible with my board? gigabyte M68MT-S2
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Old 03-30-2013, 03:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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looking to upgrade to XFX Radeon HD 7850 Graphics Card 2GB is this compatible with my board? gigabyte M68MT-S2
I think it will not work to it's full potential. You will have to wait for someone with more knowledge.

Your motherboard has a PCIe 1.0 slot while that card is PCIe 3.0

To my knowledge they are backwards compatible which is why I originally replied yes, but I'm not sure if/how many problems you would encounter or what the performance drop would be like.

Sorry I can't be of more help.
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Yes it will work, but you need to make sure your PSU is powerful enough to actually run the card. It will be bandwidth bottlenecked at the slot.
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