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Old 06-03-2013, 09:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Will this graphics card work with my motherboard?

Hello, I'm currently building my first computer (with some help from a slightly more computer-savvy friend). I know nothing about computers, and don't want to but a video card that is incompatible with my motherboard that I already purchased.

My motherboard is GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3 AMD 970/SB950 AM3 + FX ATX.

My friend told me I should make sure the slots are compatible (number, type, or something, again I'm totally ignorant about this stuff). Here are the specs:

Motherboard Specifications

Processor Socket AMD Processor Interface Socket AM3+ Form Factor ATX Multi-GPU Support CrossFireX Ready HyperTransport Bus 4800 MT/s Chipset

Northbridge AMD 970 Southbridge AMD SB950 Memory

Memory Type DDR3 Memory Supported DDR3 1333MHz DDR3 1066MHz DDR3 1600MHz DDR3 2000MHz (OC) DDR3 1866MHz Maximum Memory Supported 32GB Number of Slots 4 Audio

Channels 7.1 Channels Audio Chipset Realtek HD LAN

LAN Type 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit I/O Ports

PS/2 Keyboard Connectors 1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo port USB Ports (Total) 8 USB 3.0 Ports 2 USB Rear Panel Ports 8 USB Onboard Headers 3 LAN Ports 1 Audio Out Jacks 3 Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s Headers 6 ATX Power Connectors 1 4-pin ATX 12V Power Connector 1 x 24-pin ATX Main Power Connector Fan Connectors 1 x CPU Expansion Slots

PCI Slots 2 PCI Express X1 Slots 3 PCI Express X16 Slots 2 RAID

RAID Support Yes RAID Modes 0 1 10 5 JBOD Dimensions

Length 30.5cm Width 22.5cm
Sorry if that's confusing, it didn't copypaste well.


The graphics card I'm looking to get is the EVGA Geforce GTX 660.

Here are the specs:


Interface Type PCI Express 3.0 Interface Speed x16 Connector(s) 1 x HDMI 1 x DisplayPort 1 x Dual-Link DVI-I 1 x Dual-Link DVI-D Multiple Monitors Support Yes Max. Monitors Supported 4 Lifestyle

Chipset NVIDIA GeForce GPU Series GeForce GT 600 Lifestyle Performance Performance

GPU/VPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Additional Features NVIDIA CUDA NVIDIA PhysX NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync NVIDIA GPU Boost NVIDIA SMX Engine NVIDIA Sorround NVIDIA SLI Ready Video Card Profile Dual-Slot Memory

Memory Type GDDR5 Memory Interface 192-bit Video Memory 2GB Stream Processors 960 Core Clock 1046 MHz Memory Clock 6008 MHz Memory Bandwidth 144.19GB/sec. Features

Overclocked Yes APIs DirectX 11 OpenGL 4.2 1080p Support Yes Video Output Dual DVI HDMI DisplayPort Low Profile No Cooling Type Fan Multi-GPU Support SLI Minimum PSU Wattage Requirement 450 Watt

I really hope someone can help me out, the sale for the video card ends tonight. Thank you so much!

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Old 06-03-2013, 10:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes it'll work, just make sure your PSU is up to the task.

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Old 06-03-2013, 11:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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looking at your specs, i say yes. It's the PCI slots that matter (it's the thing you put ur graphics card in.)
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