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May 3, 2010 5:23:42 PM

I'm planning on picking up a 5850 or 5870, haven't decided fully yet.

I noticed they are 16x 2.0 or 2.1 PCIe cards.

I haven't really looking into the whole 2.0 thing, but I went back on my newegg order history and checked out the specifications on my Asus P5B-Deluxe I bought back in Dec. 2006.

I noticed it just says 2x PCIe x16. Will my mobo fully support the new cards? Want to make sure before I pull the trigger.

Here's the mobo for reference:


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a c 236 U Graphics card
May 3, 2010 5:26:40 PM

people with PCI-E x16 mobo tend to have issues with 2.1 cards, some boards work with a BIOS update and some don't. Your best bet would be

1) check with owners of that mobo & your manufactures web site
2) get a 2.0 card and you will have no issues
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a c 236 U Graphics card
May 3, 2010 8:23:56 PM

2.0 is fine
2.1 may or may not work, you will have to do more research on your motherboard
May 13, 2010 12:13:57 AM

Best answer selected by Strife025.