ATI 5770 card & EVGA nforce 680i Motherboard Compatibility

I am thinking of buying an ATI 5770 graphics card to upgrade my nVidia 8800GTS card.

I have EVGA nforce 680i Motherboard and all the software for the board is from nVidia (nTune, physx,
etc..)

So I was wondering, do I need to worry about any conflicts between the nVidia software and the software for the ATI graphics card?

I know the drivers from my nVidia graphics card will have to be wiped and the ATI drivers added. Would I have any problem, if I installed the Catalyst Control Center or any other software for the card?

Are there any other considerations I need to worry about?

Thanks for any help.
Stan
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  1. You have to check if your PCIE slots are the same as the 5770s, also check if your power supply can handle it. Other than that I don't think theres any other compatibility issues.
  2. your mobo uses PCI-E x 16 1.0 slots for graphic cards, i would stick to ATI 5770 2.0 cards and avoid the 2.1 which can cause issues in x16 1.0 slots.
  3. Lol, if his PSU handles a 8800GTS it won't have a problem with a 5750.
  4. ct1615 said:
    your mobo uses PCI-E x 16 1.0 slots for graphic cards, i would stick to ATI 5770 2.0 cards and avoid the 2.1 which can cause issues in x16 1.0 slots.



    Basically he summed it all up and 2.1 spec cards are a gamble as it is. The issues wont come from software but hardware. Most likely the card will work with out any issues at the least for the short term while long term problems have yet to show up in most examples sold thus far.
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