Solved Current Mobo and 2.1 PCIe GPUs Tags: Graphics Cards GPUs Graphics Product Last response: May 13, 2010 12:13 AM in Graphics & Displays Share strife025 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: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Thanks. More about : current mobo pcie gpus Best solution ct1615 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 Share strife025 May 3, 2010 5:32:35 PM Okay so 2.0 is fine and 2.1 is the issue? I noticed for instance, Sapphire uses 2.0 for 5850/5870s while Asus uses 2.1. I was actually looking into the Asus since it seems to run cooler from reviews, but I should probably pick up the Sapphire instead? Ex. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... vs http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l Related resources PCIE 2.1 card on PCIE 1.0 mobo.. HELP! - Forum PCIE 2.1 GPU card compatibility with PCIE X 16 slot on Asus P5K-V mobo - Forum Will PCI-E 2.1 gpu work on a 1.0 mobo? - Forum Pcie 2.1 compatible with 2.0 mobo? - Forum MSI R5770 Hawk with PCIe16 ver2.1 can support mobo with PCIe16 ver2.0? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ct1615 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 m 0 l strife025 May 13, 2010 12:13:57 AM Best answer selected by Strife025. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources pci 2.0 gpu compatible wid pcie 2.1 mobo? Forum Does GPU PCIe 3 or 2.1 works with a mobo with PCIe 2 Forum Can mobo kill PCI-E graphics cards GPUs? Forum 2.1 PCI-E GPU with a 3.0 PCI-E MOBO? Forum PCIe 2.1 GPU, PCIe 1.x mobo: Potential pitfalls? Forum Mobo with PCI-E 2.1 Forum Does my Mobo allow for PCIe 2.1? GA-MA790FXT-UD5P Forum Pci-e 2.1 gpu not compatible with really old mobo? Forum Pcie 2.1 gpu in 1.0, will it work with my mobo? Forum PCI-E 2.1 Video Card on 1.0 Mobo Forum Is a PCIE 2.1 GPU on a PCIE 2.0 mobo cool? Forum Will my mobo 1 x PCI-E x16 Slot work with a 2.1 gpu PCI-E card? Forum PCI-E v2.1 card on v1.0 MOBO, bottle neck? Forum Powercolor 5870 pcie 2.1 on mobo 2.0 Forum I am upgrading my CPU from a FX 4170 to a FX 8320. I currently use a MSI 760GM-P21 mobo, will I need to upgrade this aswell? 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 !