Solved Graphics Card Upgrade Questions Tags: Graphics Cards Motherboards PCI Express Graphics Product Last response: August 17, 2010 3:23 AM in Graphics & Displays Share MUFC4ever July 14, 2010 5:00:48 PM Am looking to upgrade my existing PCI-E x16 graphics card in my home built system and want to verify you can put a PCI-E x16 2.0 graphics card in a PCI-E x16 slot. If so, what are the advantages / disadvantages of doing so. Current setup XFX GeForce 7900GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 GIGABYTE GA-M59SLI-S5 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 Motherboard CORSAIR HX 620W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 Power Supply Proposed Graphics card XFX Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 Alternative Or am I better off spending less on the graphics card and putting $68 in net cost into a new motherboard with a PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot: ASUS M4A77D AM3/AM2+/AM2 770 Motherboard and get one of the two following cards: XFX GeForce GTS 250 1GB 256-bit DDR3 or XFX Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit DDR3 Any advice will be greatly appreciated - thanks. More about : graphics card upgrade questions wolfram23 a c 125 U Graphics card a b V Motherboard July 14, 2010 5:22:37 PM Well from what I've read, PCIe 16x is about the same as PCIe 2.0 at 8x. The difference between the two in terms of performance is fairly minimal. I'd say go with a 5770 or if you can afford it the GTX460 Reference about PCIe lanes: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pci-express-2.0,191... MUFC4ever July 14, 2010 5:38:08 PM Thanks for the feedback. It looks like if bump up my budget by $30 to $200, I have a selection of GTX460 cards to choose from. Related resources Dell Dimension 5100 Graphics Card Upgrade and General Questions - Forum Looking at upgrading my graphics card , couple questions . - Forum [ Graphics card ] Need help on Upgrade and questions - Forum Graphics Card Upgrade Question - Forum Upgrading my graphics card + questions . - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution wa1 a c 189 U Graphics card a b V Motherboard July 15, 2010 2:42:18 AM Share Stay with your current motherboard and get GTX460 if you could, you will be great with that card... MUFC4ever August 17, 2010 3:23:46 AM Best answer selected by MUFC4ever. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Newbie Graphics Card and PSU questions . Forum I want to upgrade to a HDMI graphics card my HP Pavilion 1230.uk and not sure wh Forum Looking to upgrade my Graphics card , but need help Forum Question about Lenovo graphics card upgrade Forum Graphics Card Questions Forum GTX & ATI graphics card questions Forum Looking to upgrade graphics card in HP Pavilion Elite m9265 Forum Upgrading Power Supply So I Can Upgrade Graphics Card Forum Need advice on a graphics card upgrade Forum Graphics card questions Forum Graphics card upgrade question ? Forum Looking to upgrade my graphics card Forum Upgrade to Graphics Card on Computer - £200 Max Forum Asus 660ti DCU2 SLI, 680 DCU2 TOP or 7970 Matrix Forum Need a graphics 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 !