PCI 2.0 Card in 1.0 x16 Slot Tags: Graphics Cards GPUs Graphics Last response: March 29, 2010 5:44 PM in Graphics & Displays Share unic0rn March 29, 2010 4:45:30 AM I am contemplating on buying a high end GPU for my system. My system is pretty old, it has a AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ overclocked to about ~3.0ghz. 3GB of DDR2 RAM. 8600GTS Nvidia GPU. Windows 7. I want to upgrade the GPU for better frame rates on things such as CoD4, and hopefully Bad Company 2 which I am planning to purchase. I was wondering if buying a high end card such as the HD Radeon 5970 would be advisable, because of the PCI 1.0 port limiting it's throughput, and maybe my CPU/RAM speed bottleneck. Do you think my current system will hamper the true potential of the card? In which case, I would be better off with something like a 9800GTX+? More about : pci card x16 slot 505090 March 29, 2010 5:02:57 AM the pci express port will be fine you'll only lose a few fps between 1.0 and 2.0 you may have an issue with the cpu keeping up though m 0 l unic0rn March 29, 2010 5:11:10 AM So do you think that 9800GTX+ would be a good choice? Or does anyone have any other card they would recommend for this rig? m 0 l Related resources Pci express 2.0 card in pci express 1.0 x16 slot - Forum Pci express 2.0 card in pci express 1.0 x16 slot - Forum PCI x16 2.0 cards in 1.0 slots - Forum Does PCI Express 3.0 x16 graphics card work on PCI Express 2.0 slot? - Forum Will pci express 3.0 x16 card work in pci 2.0 x16 slot? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 505090 March 29, 2010 7:25:05 AM the 5970 is overkill but I'm really not sure how much of a card you can run with that cpu, hopefully someone with a little more insight into that area will come up with a suggestion for you m 0 l dgre005 March 29, 2010 10:00:16 AM unic0rn said:So do you think that 9800GTX+ would be a good choice? Or does anyone have any other card they would recommend for this rig? I think a 5850 would be more suitable for that setup, depending on what your monitor resolution is...it would be fine for 1680 by 1050. m 0 l cobot a b U Graphics card March 29, 2010 3:13:37 PM 5850 would be kinda overkill as well, something like a 5770 would probably be more balanced. But if you can afford spending 700 on a 5970, then you could upgrade go for a cheaper card and uprade the rest of your compy as well, no? m 0 l unic0rn March 29, 2010 4:18:42 PM cobot said:5850 would be kinda overkill as well, something like a 5770 would probably be more balanced. But if you can afford spending 700 on a 5970, then you could upgrade go for a cheaper card and uprade the rest of your compy as well, no? Well, my old AM2 socket is pretty much maxed out. All RAM slots filled. GPU is really only thing I would want to upgrade :-/ m 0 l cobot a b U Graphics card March 29, 2010 5:44:48 PM unic0rn said:Well, my old AM2 socket is pretty much maxed out. All RAM slots filled. GPU is really only thing I would want to upgrade :-/ Ok, well, you are using DDR2 ram, right? You could go for an AM2+ MB, reuse your old ram, get a phenom II 955 and an HD5850/5870.... That would do more for your system than only getting a 5970 and it would be cheaper as well.. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedPCI Express 3.0 x16 graphic card on PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot? Forum SolvedWill this graphic card work the same in the PCI Express 2.0 x16 1(running at x4) slot? Forum SolvedPCI-e x16 3.0 card in a PCI-e x16 x 2.0 slot? Forum Solvedwhat is the best graphics card to get for the pci express slot x16 version 1.0 guys? Please help me Forum Solvedwill a graphics card with PCI Express 2.0 x16 work with my 3.0 PCI Express x16 expansion slot? Forum SolvedWill PCI-E x1 card fit in a PCI-e 2.0 x16 slot? Forum Will at PCI-Express 2.0 x16 work in a PCI-Express 1.0 or 1.1 Slot Forum SolvedWill pci express 3.0 x16 card work in pci 2.0 x8 slot Forum Will pci express 3.0 x16 card work in pci 2.0 x16 slot? Forum Can you put a pci express 2.0 x16 video card in a pci express x16 slot? Forum Is my PCI-E X16 2.0 slot backwards compatible with a 3.0 card? Forum PCI-E3.0 (x16) Graphics Card in PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot possible? Forum PCI 2.0 x16 slot, PCI-Express card Forum PCI sound card in PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot? Forum Is a PCI-E x16 slot always compatible with a PCI-E x16 2.0 card? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !