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Does my Mobo allow for PCIe 2.1? GA-MA790FXT-UD5P

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October 3, 2011 7:05:16 PM


Im looking at getting a AMD/ATI 6950/6970 but it uses PCIe 2.1 and on the Gigabyte website it only mentions PCIe 2.0

My Motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P

The graphics card that I was thinking of getting was either:

MSI ATI Radeon HD 6970 Lightning 2048MB GDDR5
HIS ATI Radeon HD 6970 IceQ Turbo 2048MB GDDR5
Asus ATI Radeon HD 6970 2048MB GDDR5

Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 6950 TOXIC 2048MB GDDR5
MSI ATI Radeon HD 6950 OC Twin FrozR III Power Edition 2048MB GDDR5

My current build is a AMD phenom 955 3.2 ghz
12gb ram
windows 7 pro
tsunami dream case with 550 watt psu.

I was also thinking of upgrading my case as its like 5/6 years old and getting a fanless PSU with watercooling.

Any advice would go down a treat.

Many thanks for all replies :D 


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October 4, 2011 1:26:20 AM

Yes it will be fine and fully compatible, there are no motherboards that are 2.1
October 4, 2011 2:52:52 PM

Many thanks for the swift reply to my dilemma. I shall then proceed to purchase the new graphics card and hopefully Battlefield 3 should look impressive on the system as I currently have had to put the settings on low to play it smoothly. Though I have a Radeon 5770HD so the game must be a beast!