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Re: What does it mean GEN2 or how can you tell?

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October 21, 2010 4:48:05 PM

Hey guys, i've been reading up on video cars, and i currently have 2 crossfired Sappifre 5850's. I see some cards on the ati.amd site that states its GEN 2. My current vidoe card link is:

http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4...

How can i tell if my card is GEN2 and what is the difference?

Thanks for all your help!

My computer specs are below:

Computer Build (nothing over clocked)

Monitor: Acer G24
Monitor: Acer S243HL

Motherboard: Asus P6X58D-E
CPU: i7 930 LGA1366
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper N520 heat pipe CPU cooler
SSD: Intel X25-M 80gig
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB
GPU: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5850 x2 (crossfire)
RAM: Corsair XMS3 Classic 6GB DDR 1600 MHz
PSU: Corsair 750TXw
Case: Antec 1200
Case fan: Thermal Take Smart (120mm with fan speed control) x 2

Keyboard: Logitech Gaming G110
Mouse Pad: Steelseries
Mouse: Razer Abyssus
Headset: Tritton AX180
DVD: Phillpes x22

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a c 164 U Graphics card
October 21, 2010 5:11:34 PM

GEN 2 would typically mean Generation 2, but it's usually written as 2nd gen. Can you link to a card that has that?
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October 21, 2010 5:15:39 PM

+1^
gen 2 means generation 2 and most probably 5850 is a gen 2 card. There cannot be any point describing the cards which are of 2nd generation or first, may for ATi gen1is 4000 series and gen2 5000 series as dx11 is included
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October 21, 2010 5:48:49 PM

so is mine a GEN2?

I was just seacrhing the amd site for driver updates. and i came accros the side bar where they sell video cards..some say GEN2.0 some say GEN2.1 its confuses me.

Link to one of the sites for a 2.0GEN

http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/downloads....

Please and thank you.
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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2010 5:57:51 PM

That link is describing the card as having a PCI-E x16 GEN 2.0 interface. PCI-E version 2.0 or version 2.1 is what they mean. 2.0 and 2.1 are the same speed, but there are some new features in 2.1, none of which probably effect graphics card performance.
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October 21, 2010 6:02:59 PM

You think my game rig can handle blackops on highest setting, playing on one screen 1900x1200 res.?
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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2010 6:28:40 PM

I *THINK* you can, but I havn't played the game so I couldn't say for sure.
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November 4, 2010 5:34:44 PM

Best answer selected by Holunwing.
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a c 273 U Graphics card
November 4, 2010 11:27:35 PM

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