I just bought a new computer and I want to upgrade the video card. Do I need to consider the Speed(?) of the motherboard when making this decision? Could my motherboard limit the performance of the video card? I was thinking about buying a radeon hd 4890. Any advice or opinions would be greatly appreciated!
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For a single HD 4890 make sure your motherboard has a PCI-E 16x slot with a sufficient PSU,for 2 4890's make sure your motherboard supports CrossFire.
What are your system specs ?
Ok thanks guys. My processor is a core 2 quad q8300. My power supply is only 300 watts, so I will need a new one of those. There are 8 gigs of ram (ddr2, but thats all I know about it). I only have one PCI express x16, so I can only run one card. Do you guys think it would be worth upgrading the motherboard to run 2 vid cards? I'm not an ultra-serious gamer, but would one hd4890 be enough to play newer games on fairly high settings, around 1600x900?