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Would this work with my motherboard?

Okay so right now I have an fxf 280x on my M2N32-sli (Yes I know its old) Would a GTX 1080 8gb work with it? (Its a temporary motherboard for now)
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    Yes it will but note that the PCIe ports (where the GPU goes) is the old 1.0 version whereas the GPU supports 3.0 (the newest) meaning it will still work as it's backwards compatible but it will limit the performance of the GPU as the bandwidth across the bus will be bottlenecking it. Should still get some decent performance out of it but i would recommend upgrading the socket to a newer one with a CPU capable of keeping up with the GTX 1080 as soon as you can. Hope this helps :)
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    Yes it will but note that the PCIe ports (where the GPU goes) is the old 1.0 version whereas the GPU supports 3.0 (the newest) meaning it will still work as it's backwards compatible but it will limit the performance of the GPU as the bandwidth across the bus will be bottlenecking it. Should still get some decent performance out of it but i would recommend upgrading the socket to a newer one with a CPU capable of keeping up with the GTX 1080 as soon as you can. Hope this helps :)


    It does help, but will I still get better performance than my fxf?
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  3. Hmm that would depend. I assume your CPU is quite old and weak compared the a GTX 1080 haha considering the board. In games that rely little on CPU you should see a boost but on ones that are well balanced the CPU will more than likely hold it back and probably already does this with your current graphics card. I did a little research on old Core 2 CPUs with GTX 980s over GTX 660s and they did indeed get a modest boost in most games and this allowed them to crank up the Shadows, Textures, etc without the CPU limiting too much but games with massive A.I and loads of background characters had a hard time holding up with the older CPU.
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    Hmm that would depend. I assume your CPU is quite old and weak compared the a GTX 1080 haha considering the board. In games that rely little on CPU you should see a boost but on ones that are well balanced the CPU will more than likely hold it back and probably already does this with your current graphics card. I did a little research on old Core 2 CPUs with GTX 980s over GTX 660s and they did indeed get a modest boost in most games and this allowed them to crank up the Shadows, Textures, etc without the CPU limiting too much but games with massive A.I and loads of background characters had a hard time holding up with the older CPU.


    Very weak... Its a dual core 3.0 :/ I will be upgrading to a nice i5-7600k (Which is why im thinking of getting an also very nice 1080)
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