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Old 02-14-2011, 02:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just wanted a little advice... my Nvidia 8800GTX has finally given up the ghost after several long years of service... time to upgrade and I would like to buy a reasonable card that can play all the mod games etc that I will not need to replace for a little while.

Problem is that my mobo which has a PCI x16 slot is now older and mod GPU cards are running with PCI 2.0 slots - I realise that these cards are backwards compatible with my mobo but will it seriously effect the quality of the output? I don't think there is any point in spending a lot of money on a card that will not be operating at full capacity?

What do you think?

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Old 02-14-2011, 08:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it's unlikely to have serious effects on performance. just because a card runs on a 2.0 interface it doesn't mean that it can saturate the transfer speeds available on it.

you'll be fine.
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Old 02-15-2011, 12:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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cheers - any recommendations on a card?
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cheers - any recommendations on a card?
How much do you want to spend?
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not too much - probably around £150 to £200 ...
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not too much - probably around £150 to £200 ...
perhaps...?
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Ohhh, that is a good choice from jason there, good card.
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did a little research and the card seems to be coming up with a lot of positive reviews so ill give it a try and let you know how I get on! thanks for your help
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