Hello Tom's hardware! I just wanted to ask about my next GPU. It's gonna be a XFX HD 5670 512MB GDDR3 card and i'm wondering if my old M2A-VM MOBO supports it. I'm asking this because i've heard complaints about the card not being completely backwards-compatible with PCI-e 1.0, though i'm not even sure which version i have. My specs: AMD Athlon64 X2 4800+ 2.5GHz, 2x1GB OCZ SLI ready DDR2 800Mhz 4-4-4-15, don't know what PSU, just that it's written it has max 400w output and on the side is written +5V & +3V combined load 150w, +5V & +3V & +12V combined load 384w, 1 SATA 160GB SAMSUNG HDD, current GPU: Sapphire X1650 128-bit 512MB DDR2 PCI-e x16 and ASUS M2A-VM MOBO (not hdmi). Please reply quick because my GPU will be delivered sometime this week.
Just got a call from the store, they don't have the xfx any more, so they will give me a gigabyte instead. I noticed the gigabyte version only supports OpenGL 3.1 not 3.2 as the xfx does. Too bad. (Also wanted the cool box and fan on the GPU itself )