I would prefer SLI. I would like to replace it with a better/faster card. What cards can I choose from that will work with my MB? PCI PCI Express x16 PCI Express 2.0 x16 PCI Express 2.1 x16
1. If I understand things correctly PCI Express 2.0 x16 or PCI Express 2.1 x16 will work. Is that true???
2. But it would be a waste of money to get either the PCI Express 2.0 x16 or PCI Express 2.1 x16 because my motherboard can’t utilize the benefits of these cards. Is this true??
I am having a hard time finding a card on NewEgg that is PCI Express x16 and that looks better than my current card.
I do not know much (anything) about video cards so I am at a loss.
Thank you very much for any help or guidance that anyone can give me.
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PCI-E is backwards compatible so pci-e 2.1 would run fine in pci-e 1 x16 but it might bottleneck your card by A VERY SMALL AMOUNT but thats not noticeable. whats your budget for the new card? what CPU do you use? whats your screen resolution??
seems like a nice card, not that expensive either should give a big boost in framerates over a 7600gt thats probably the best you can do with your budget.
The boost would be anywhere from 2-10 times your 7600GT, with the norm falling between 5-10.
I see that it has two DVI connections.
If I were running two monitors would I need two of these cards or could I run each monitor separately even tho they are plugged into the same card?
Or is it always best/necessary to run each monitor off separate cards?
One card should be able to push 3 monitors at the same time. The Juniper core (used in 5750/5770) can push 6 TMDS signals at the same time, Dual-Link DVI eats 2. The maximum resolution if you don't use more than 6 signals is 8192x8192. You can easily run 2 DVI monitors off 1 card.
Thats great! I would have thought that I would have needed two cards to keep things working well.
On and off for the past month or two I have spent many, many hours trying to find answers to some of these questions. It is hard to sift through it all.
Thank you so very much.
Once I get the card installed are there any games that you would recommend?
for RPG well the elder scrolls 4: Oblivion is my favorite game of all times, fallout 3 is pretty good too.
and for FPS i would recommend Battlefield Bad Company 2
The entire STALKER series if your into FPS/RPG, buy the 1 of the first 2 and you get 33% ($10) off of the new one (Call of Pripyat). Command and Conquer 3/Red Alert 3 if you're into RTS. Modern Warfare 2, Crysis, Borderlands, Left 4 dead.