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Graphic card compatibility

Hey folks

So, I'm thinking about buying a new graphic card.

GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked - 55nm:
NVIDIA 55nm GTX 260 Core 216
626 MHz GPU
216 Processing Cores
400 MHz RAMDAC
896 MB, 448 bit DDR3
2106 MHz (effective)
117.9 GB/s Memory Bandwidth
PCI-E 2.0 16x
DVI-I, DVI-I, HDTV-7
SLI Capable
240Hz Max Refresh Rate
2048x1536 Max Analog
2560x1600 Max Digital

My problem is that I'm a little bit newb at hardware and I have no idea if this new graphic card will be compatible with my machine...

Here is the info I think you guys will need to help me...:

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550
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Motherboard:
ASUS P5GC-MX
Intel i945G
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Memory:
Type: DDR2
Size: 2048 MBytes
Dual Channels

Yes, I know it sucks except the CPU. I'll work on that later. But right now I just need to know if everything will be ok if I buy that graphic card... If I would have any compatibility problems. My biggest concern is the DDR2 - DDR3 thing...


Greetz
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    Yeah it will work fine. Just because the video card has GDDR3 memory doesn't mean your system has to have DDR3.
  2. DDR2 memory is for your system. GDDR3 memory is for your graphics card. The two are entirely separate and would work fine.
  3. One question though, what wattage is your Power supply (PSU)?

    Also what model is it, as the gtx260 requires 2 additional power cables.
  4. The ATI HD5770 cards offer higher performance for less money. They also run cooler and consume less energy than the Nvidia alternatives.

    http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3658
  5. The 5770 doesnt provide any more performance than the gtX 260, it actually performs a bit worse than the 4870 which is very close to the 260. The only thing the 5770 offers is DX11 support.
  6. ok guys, thanks a lot.
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