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320-P2-N811-RX 320-P2-N811-AR Compatability

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December 30, 2008 5:42:10 PM

I have an older 8800gts 320mb AR model, newegg has re-certified 8800gts 320mb for $80.00, but they are the RX model. So I was wondering if those two are compatible, or if this would even be worth it? I would also have to replace my mobo to be able to do sli. Would a better option simply be to buy something like a 260?
a b Î Nvidia
December 30, 2008 5:59:02 PM

What`s the rest of your spec? What resoloution do you play at and, most importaint of all, what PSU do you have?
December 30, 2008 6:03:29 PM

With only 320MB of texture memory you might be better off getting a new modern card... especially if you'd need to buy a new mobo too. Instead, put that extra money towards a new card. That aside, I think that the RX suffix means that the card is refurbished and is not actually a different model.

-mcg
December 30, 2008 6:04:18 PM

coozie7 said:
What`s the rest of your spec? What resoloution do you play at and, most importaint of all, what PSU do you have?


Core 2 duo 2.4ghz, 4g 800mhz mem, Enermax liberty 500w psu, and I play at 1680 x 1050. Do you think my psu may come uop short?
a b Î Nvidia
December 30, 2008 6:52:42 PM

Your PSU is fine showing 44A on the 12v rails.
Either the GTX260 or the HD4870 would be a good choice and would allow you to really max out the AA/AF at your res, both now and next year. If money is a little tighter (when is n`t it?) the HD4850/9800GTX/GTX+ will give good results for a smaller outlay.
And no, the SLI option is not a good one, as MRCOMMUNISTGEN said.
December 30, 2008 7:11:26 PM

Great thanks for the help... One other question. The board I currently have has a single pcie 16x slot will that be compatible with a pcie 2.0 card?
a b Î Nvidia
December 30, 2008 7:14:22 PM

Yes. ALL PCI-E cards are compatable with ALL PCI-E slots.
December 30, 2008 7:16:48 PM

99%+ sure that the PCI-E 2.0 card will be compatible with your PCI-E 1.0 motherboard, but it would help to know the model. There are only a handful of exceptions to the compatibility rule... I think mostly low end SiS chipsets and the like but I'd have to look it up.

-mcg
December 30, 2008 7:27:38 PM

MrCommunistGen said:
99%+ sure that the PCI-E 2.0 card will be compatible with your PCI-E 1.0 motherboard, but it would help to know the model. There are only a handful of exceptions to the compatibility rule... I think mostly low end SiS chipsets and the like but I'd have to look it up.

-mcg


GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 (rev. 1.3) LGA 775 Intel P965 Express

Newegg link:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Again thanks for everyone's help! :D 
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