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Will single gtx 460 1gb work in newer AM3 boards

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August 30, 2010 6:54:11 PM

Hello,

I am woundering if 1 gtx 460 will have any problems in the newer Am3 motherboards that have sata 3.0 I know that sli is out of the question but will 1 card cause alot of head ach?
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August 30, 2010 7:10:34 PM

the only thing sata3.0 might effect is when they ise one pci as the gate for it, but this should not effect the pci express slots on the board esp the primary pci-e slot. if you are planning to do a single gpu there shoudl be little impact as most boards even when they do go from x16 to x8/x8 with multiple pci-e gates being used suffer only a 4-5% performance loss and thats with very high end cards such as a 5970 , in a 460 i doubt you'll saturate the x8 line at all

so in short no there shouldn't be any conflicting issues
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August 30, 2010 7:21:17 PM

So the single nvida sould work fine as long as I dont try and sli even tho it will be a crossfire motherboard?
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August 30, 2010 7:26:51 PM
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Yeah the single card will work just fine. CF and SLI are implented differently so you cannot SLI on a crossfire only board, and you cant crossfire on an SLI only board, you need the chipset to support it and AMD chipsets do not support SLI.
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August 30, 2010 7:28:28 PM

Best answer selected by Drako.
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August 30, 2010 7:28:45 PM

ty all for your time!!
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August 30, 2010 7:29:51 PM

yes you will be fine running one care... now you can hack a am3 board for sli but thats a tricky procedure involving steps even most enthusiasts would not be comfortable with and that would needless to say void your warrenty
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