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XFX HD 5670 and ASUS M2A-VM

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August 25, 2010 7:41:19 AM

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. :ange: 

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August 25, 2010 7:53:57 AM

If your mobo is ASUS you should be fine, I'm not even sure if that card is 2.1, but if so that the problem.

2.1 cards do not work in 1.0 Pci-e slots without a bios update, as far as I know.

This is usually only a problem for OEM motherboard.s

Either way you already ordered the card so you might as well try it out anyway. :p 
August 25, 2010 8:35:44 AM

Well i do have the beta 5001 BIOS so i guess that will work, thanks.
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August 25, 2010 8:47:51 AM

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 :)  )
August 25, 2010 10:07:01 AM

Best answer selected by Payne2109.
August 25, 2010 8:20:48 PM

Just got the card 2h ago and it works like a charm! 3x faster then my old card, recommend it for older systems!