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Are ATI's 5700 and 5800 series compatible with P35 chipset?

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November 22, 2009 9:54:53 AM

Are ATI's new 5700 and 5800 series compatible with P35 chipset? e.g. Abit IP35 Pro with BIOS nr 18?

budget is really low, so I hope don't have to change mobo.

Any thoughts appreciated a lot, cheers
November 22, 2009 10:33:22 AM

As far as I know, if that's PCI-E, then it's ok.
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a c 169 U Graphics card
November 22, 2009 12:39:21 PM

Here is the board:
http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/motherboard/motherboard_...
It has a PCI-E 16x slot(Actually 2 PCI-E 16x slots which will perform in 16x4x speed in CrossFire mode)and since PCI-E 2.0 is backward compatible then you can use either 5700 or 5800 series on it
November 22, 2009 1:22:49 PM

cheers.. exactly what I thought^^, its just that right know I m having so much crashing issues with present 8800GT and HD4850 so got to get confirm on this.

OR does it make sense anyway if p35 doesn't support DirectX 11 ?
November 22, 2009 1:37:49 PM

hubis said:
cheers.. exactly what I thought^^, its just that right know I m having so much crashing issues with present 8800GT and HD4850 so got to get confirm on this.

OR does it make sense anyway if p35 doesn't support DirectX 11 ?


If that was the case, then we would need to buy a new motherboard every time a new DX version comes out. :pt1cable:  The P35 is still good enough.
a c 169 U Graphics card
November 22, 2009 1:50:24 PM

hubis said:
cheers.. exactly what I thought^^, its just that right know I m having so much crashing issues with present 8800GT and HD4850 so got to get confirm on this.

OR does it make sense anyway if p35 doesn't support DirectX 11 ?

Well If the Graphic card supports DX 11(Such as HD 57xx/58xx series)i don't think the chipset will have any problems with it :) 
November 22, 2009 2:09:25 PM

PCI-E version is confusing also - HD 57xx/58xx series are PCI-E 2.1
I couldn't find direct statement says 2.1 being compatible with 1.0 but 2.1 has actually the same link as 2.0 hence should be backward compatible with this mobo's PCI-E 1.0a.
from Wikipedia: "Overall, graphic cards or motherboards designed for v 2.0 will be able to work with the other being v 1.1 or v 1.0."

November 22, 2009 3:16:18 PM

nice thanks!

and got to follow HeX's advice "just knock your FSB up to 400MHz, keep your ram in sync at 1:1 (for 800MHz PC6400), then crank up the vcore until its stable." I hope it works on my E8400 so no bottleneck here
a c 169 U Graphics card
November 22, 2009 5:55:48 PM

Knock your FPS to 400 and keeping ram sync @ 1:1 is when you want to OC your CPU,its not related for the compatibility :)  and your E8400 would be fine,you can OC it though because its a solid overclocker :) 
November 23, 2009 6:25:50 PM

njaaahh , sry people but it's probably not me who is running P35 with HD5800. I bought HD4770 at the end of the day.
After many days and nights of testing, I m pretty sure something is wrong with my Zalman PSU at very peak power. HD4770 requires only a half of power than my present card (8800GT) so I ll give it a chance, cost only 80eur I think should be fine with all present games @ 1440x900.
Will build new system next christmas when there will be a lot of DX11 games and so more choice of DX11 cards.

solved, thanks.
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