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May 6, 2014 8:43:26 PM

Hey all!! I have a Gigabyte GA-880gm-D2H with an MSI R7 260X 2GD5 OCV1. Its a factory OC card and it has a great deal right now and i need to know if it will work. I know other R7 260X's work but i want to know if this specific one will. Thanks in advance!!

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May 6, 2014 8:48:13 PM

yes. 100% compatible.
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May 6, 2014 8:49:07 PM

TheGallant said:
Hey all!! I have a Gigabyte GA-880gm-D2H with an MSI R7 260X 2GD5 OCV1. Its a factory OC card and it has a great deal right now and i need to know if it will work. I know other R7 260X's work but i want to know if this specific one will. Thanks in advance!!


Yea man, goes in the PCI Express slot, your board has a PCI-E 2.0 x16 interface. Make sure to uninstall the current graphics drivers with http://www.guru3d.com/files_details/display_driver_unin...
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May 6, 2014 8:52:16 PM

now im not doubting you in any way but how do you know this? thanks for the quick reply btw
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May 6, 2014 8:54:06 PM

You can always look up the specifications of any motherboard on the manufacturer's website by searching the model number.
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May 6, 2014 8:55:50 PM

Ill check that out, and i now see, thanks guys!!!, happy gaming!
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May 6, 2014 8:57:13 PM

TheGallant said:
now im not doubting you in any way but how do you know this? thanks for the quick reply btw


I believe all ATX and micro-ATX boards are compatible.

Modern graphics cards use a "PCIe x16" slot. That's the BLUE one in the following link (in the top left) and the description also says "PCIe v2.0 x16...":
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

Your only other issue likely is ensuring your POWER SUPPLY is adequate. For that, you only need see what x6 and x8 PCIe connectors it has. I'm unsure what the R7-260X requires but I'd be guessing at a single "x6" PCIe power cable which most 450W and higher Power Supplies should have.

Other:
Technically it's not a "GPU" but a Graphics Card. The GPU itself is just the main processor under the heatsink.
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