Geforce GTX 260 FTW question

Hey

How is everyone doing today, I just had a quick question involving my Power Supply and I wanted to upgrade to this video card

The Geforce GTX 260 896mb gddr3 FTW edition
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=3952605&sku=E145-266&srkey=geforce%20gtx%20260%20ftw

I just wanted to know if my ULTRA 600 watt ATX 212 Power Supply and Nforce 650i Ultra NON-SLi motherboard is compatible with this new technology video card by NVIDIA.

my power supply link is here:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?sku=ULT33133

and my motherboard is shown here:
http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2964


Thanks
13 answers Last reply
More about geforce question
  1. you should be fine.. but note the graphics card is pci express 2.0.. so i duno if ur 650i pci express 1.0 card will cause any bottlenecks
  2. yeah it should work fine...

    a thing to consider though... is you can OC a stock card to those speeds... unless you want the warranty on the OC... then its fine and its not too much more... about 30 - 50 more than your average 260
  3. well I know the PCI-E express slot is a Single PCI Express x-16 Support, I don't know if it is 2.0 though, probably not. But it will still be really good, I saw reviews where this card is neck and neck with the GTX 280 regular one non-oced, this card beats it on most tests. Which is awesome
  4. Quote:
    yeah it should work fine...

    a thing to consider though... is you can OC a stock card to those speeds... unless you want the warranty on the OC... then its fine and its not too much more... about 30 - 50 more than your average 260



    yeah I want the warranty and I might use the step-up program if anything good comes out before christmas or something

    thanks guys
  5. yeah but my point was your motherboard has a 1.0 graphic slot. a 2.0 graphic card will work no doubt, but i dont know if ur 1.0 slot will lag/bottleneck a 2.0 card?


    anybody know if the 200 series needs more bandwidth then a 1.0 slot offers?
  6. well the PCI-E 2.0 support is backwards compatible right? It should work fine
  7. theguynextdr21 said:
    well the PCI-E 2.0 support is backwards compatible right? It should work fine


    it will work!! i just want to know how much performace will be lost since u dont have a 2.0 slot!
  8. I don't know? Does anyone know?
  9. I don't think it will be too much, probably just a few percent if any. I think it is more apparent on cards like the 9800GX2 and GTX280.
  10. yeah, I just was reading an article on Anandtech, where it is only like a 2% difference and basically if you are running like tri-SLi or something it is much more apparent.
  11. there isn't any % bottleneck... its only in sli that you might get a lil' bi' of a %
  12. thanks grom
  13. i just want to add up, they said the bottleneck also comes from higher res video out, so unless you're gaming at over 1920x1200 I don't think it'll decrease at all.
Ask a new question

Read More

Graphics Cards Gtx Power Supplies Geforce Motherboards Graphics