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September 10, 2008 11:59:27 AM

I am building another machine and want to swap video cards. The newer machine is just for certain things and I want to take the video card I have from my other machine I built in Dec. and put it in my newer machine because my older machine is for more heavy duty things. It is a 7900 GS PCIe and the new board will have PCIe 2.0. Will that work in this board? If so, what would be a good card to use for my board now that is the old standard PCIe under $125? Will the new 2.0 standard work in my board or is it best to look for a card that is of the old standard 1.1? The new card will be running a 24" 1900x1200 monitor.

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a b U Graphics card
September 10, 2008 12:09:33 PM

PCIe 2.0 is backwards compatible. It will work.
How much do you want to spend on the new video card?
a b U Graphics card
September 10, 2008 12:12:47 PM

Will you be doing gaming with the new video card?
The new PCIe 2.0 cards will work in PCIe 1.1 boards and vice versa.
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September 10, 2008 1:09:34 PM

I don't need anything else on the new computer as it will just be an office computer using quickbooks, excel, email etc.\

On the old board would I even need 2.0 or just maybe get 2.0 for later if I switch boards in a year or so?
September 10, 2008 1:43:30 PM

I would go with a 9800gtx lots of speed for cheap
September 10, 2008 2:21:25 PM

No gaming on any boards really. The old is video editing mainly. Actually, what would be an upgrade that would even be worth it to upgrade to. Is the 9600 line much of an upgrade to the 7900GS?
September 11, 2008 1:24:50 PM

How important are the stream processors?
The visiontek 4850 has 800 where many of the GTX and + have only 112.
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