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Will this GPU work on this motherboard?

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March 1, 2014 7:19:21 PM

Hi. I currently have this motherboard ( http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8P67_PRO/ ) and I'm planning on getting a XFX Radeon R9 290 ( http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... ) and am a little confused about whether my motherboard would support it. The GPU uses PCI-E 3.0. Will it? Thank you.

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a b V Motherboard
March 1, 2014 7:30:47 PM

Yes it will work, the 290 will just work in pci-e. 2.0 mode. You shouldn't notice a big drop in performance.
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a c 320 V Motherboard
March 1, 2014 7:30:51 PM

You can use the card. The mobo only has a PCIe 2.0 slot, but PCIe 3.0 cards can still be installed in PCIe 2.0 slots.
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March 2, 2014 4:00:10 AM

Do you think the performance difference will be very significant?
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March 2, 2014 9:43:57 PM

ekagori said:
Check out the link, although they are using a gtx 680 it gives you an idea of the performance difference, you're looking at 3-5 fps at worst.

http://m.hardocp.com/article/2012/07/18/pci_express_20_...


Do you think the performance difference would be big enough to make it worth getting a new motherboard?
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a b V Motherboard
March 3, 2014 4:17:21 AM

The answer to your question depends on the cpu you are using. Sandy Bridge (2000) series cpu's only support pci-e 2.0 because of their built in controller, so getting a new motherboard with a pci-e 3.0 slot will not make a difference. Now if you are using Ivy Bridge (3000) series, then yes getting a new motherboard will allow you take advantage of Ivy's pci-e 3.0 controller.

You will not notice a substantial hit in performance using pci-e 2.0, I would recommend waiting and updating your system to either Haswell or Broadwell cpu. You will be able to extract more substantial performance from your system then.
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