GTX 460

I have Asus P5KPL-AM Motherboard. It Comes with PCI Express x16 slot. I can Use gtx 460 card with this motherboard?
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  1. You need a PCI Express 2.0 slot.
  2. The slots are compatible. It will work. It would run faster on a 2.0 slot, maybe up to a 20% performance loss.
  3. I did not know that they were compatible. Guess I learned my one new thing for today...

    Still, a 20% loss is pretty huge. I mean, the loss on a PCIe 2.0 4x slot compared to a 16x is like 10% for SLI/Crossfire, and most people don't consider that worth adding a second card. I probably wouldn't bother with a GPU upgrade until I got a new board. That way you'd be able to take advantage of lower prices and/or higher performing parts.
  4. I did that with a 9800 GTX+ because I had an old P4 system laying around with a crudy old graphics card. Alot of my 20% performance loss was probably due to the card being moved from a dual core to a single core CPU. I dont know how much is from the slot and how much from the CPU change.

    It does make sense as a temporary measure to get acceptable gaming performance now (if the old graphics card is extremely outdated) and you intend to move the graphics card into a new motherboard/cpu in the near future (within a year maybe).
  5. dndhatcher said:
    The slots are compatible. It will work. It would run faster on a 2.0 slot, maybe up to a 20% performance loss.


    Are you sure 100% about "The slots are compatible"..............?
  6. You will see next to nothing of a performance loss with a GTX 460 in a pci express 1.0. I think the 5870 barely even has a performance hit on a pcie 1 slot. What cpu do you have?You'll probably see a bottleneck with your cpu.
  7. wip99gt said:
    You will see next to nothing of a performance loss with a GTX 460 in a pci express 1.0. I think the 5870 barely even has a performance hit on a pcie 1 slot. What cpu do you have?You'll probably see a bottleneck with your cpu.


    Intel core2duo 2.6
  8. I am almost 100% sure you will see little to no loss of performance with a GTX460 on a PCI-E 1.0 slot. If I am not mistaken the PCI-E 1.0 slot is very comparable with a current generation PCI-E 8x slot and only a very few of the highest end cards see a hit on that.
  9. anort3 said:
    I am almost 100% sure you will see little to no loss of performance with a GTX460 on a PCI-E 1.0 slot. If I am not mistaken the PCI-E 1.0 slot is very comparable with a current generation PCI-E 8x slot and only a very few of the highest end cards see a hit on that.

    Most of my loss was CPU related then. Thanks (and wip99 also) for clarifying.
  10. kavimars said:
    I have Asus P5KPL-AM Motherboard. It Comes with PCI Express x16 slot. I can Use gtx 460 card with this motherboard?


    you can use GTX460 on that motherboard. your cpu will be the bottle for game. There is no noticed performance different between 1.0 or 2.0.
  11. ^+1

    Yeah he is right you will not see a performance drop between PCI-E 1.0 or 2.0. Only when cards become more powerful in the future will we see a performance loss from 1.0
  12. I'm guessing you have an E6700 cpu in your computer. That cpu will overclock pretty easily. If you were to get it to 3ghz+ there might not be much of a bottleneck with a gtx460 at a higher resolution. What res are you using? If it's a high res it might be worth it.
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