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4870 questions

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July 11, 2008 8:58:48 PM

Hi, guys!

I've decided to buy a single HD4870 card and i have several important question to me.
Firstly, i have GA-p35-ds3 rev 1.0 (F4 bios). Will i have any compatibility issues running this card on that MB? I just want to make sure the card will work just fine.
Secondly, i have Cooler Master 600W PSU. My current video card is HD2900XT. Will the psu be enough for the new radeon?
And finally, my processor is e6750 clocked at 3,5 GHz. Will the botlleneck be massive?

Thanks in advance. :) 

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July 11, 2008 9:09:46 PM

I'm pretty sure the motherboard will be fine.

And while I'm not completely sure, I doubt the 4870 uses more power than the HD2900XT.

And about your processor, I doubt there will be any bottleneck at all.
July 11, 2008 9:10:38 PM

I don't think there will be any bottleneck at all. Also I think the new Radeon take less power than the 2900XT.
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July 11, 2008 9:13:17 PM

You shouldn't have compatibility issues with this mobo.
600W is ok for a single card configuration. However, you might want to check around in specific foruns the quality of this model.
e6750 shouldn't be a great bottleneck.
July 11, 2008 9:19:12 PM

That's the stuff i wanted to hear (read actually). :D 
Thank you very much people. :) 
July 11, 2008 9:20:20 PM

600w would probaly run two 4870's in crossfire and your CPU will be plenty at 3.5 Ghz. Your board will should have no compatibility issues and the card should work. THE ONLY thing I'm not sure about is if the 4870 uses enough bandwidth to be bottlenecked by your PCI-Express 16x 1.0 slot as compared to a PCI-Express 16x 2.0 slot.
July 11, 2008 9:30:55 PM

GPU-Z 0.2.5 says that my current video card's bandwidth is 106 GB/s.
As far as i can remember the 4870's bandwidth is 115 Gb/s....