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Geforce GTX 260 FTW question

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July 28, 2008 12:00:48 AM

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/ite...

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/ite...

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



Thanks

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July 28, 2008 12:15:00 AM

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
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July 28, 2008 12:15:03 AM

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
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July 28, 2008 12:19:13 AM

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
July 28, 2008 12:20:00 AM

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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
July 28, 2008 12:20:59 AM

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?
July 28, 2008 12:25:16 AM

well the PCI-E 2.0 support is backwards compatible right? It should work fine
July 28, 2008 12:27:01 AM

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!
July 28, 2008 12:27:44 AM

I don't know? Does anyone know?
July 28, 2008 12:40:39 AM

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.
July 28, 2008 12:42:05 AM

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.
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July 28, 2008 12:45:44 AM

there isn't any % bottleneck... its only in sli that you might get a lil' bi' of a %
August 29, 2009 3:14:24 AM

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.
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