I am very confused on the discussion on pci-e 1.0 and pci-e 2.0 slots, some articles conclude positively some quite negatively, so after reading so many articles and discussions on using pci-e 2.0 card on pci-e 1.0 slot, i am concluding that my motherboard(with pci-e 1.0 slot) is going to support all types of pci-e 2.0 cards,
My mother board is ZOTAC G31 Value i know it is of very low level but can any one suggest me that whether i can use any of the following graphics cards on my mobo -
nVidia GeForce GT 240,
nVidia GeForce GTX 460 1GB,
ATI HD 4670 1GB,
HD 4850, HD 4770,
Geforce 8800 GT,
I know it is a long list huh , but i am confused among these cards and i know some of these are DX-11, so plz give me some sort of suggestion except changing my mobo lol....
I only suggested the 5670 because it uses very little power and we don't know what type of PSU you have and if it can handle bigger cards.If you wanted to go a little bigger you could get a 5770/4850 which are equal to eachother just the 5770 has DX11.Both are a little slower than the GTX460.
Do you see any other +12v rails?Like +12v1/+12v2?
And is their a wattage right underneath the 12/v to say how much the 12/v rail can deliver?
Well like i was saying you could get the 5670 or you would have to upgrade your PSU to get something more powerful.If you are not thinking of upgrading your monitor anytime soon then i think you should have no problems with the 5670 and therefor wouldn't have to upgrade to a new PSU yet.
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Yah you shouldn't get any bottleneck with the 5670.I think if you went a card higher to the 5770/460 you might start bottlenecking.But really, the 5670 is more than enough to handle 1024x786 so you should be fine.
If you can list any games you might play or do play i can give you an estimate for what type of experience you will get when using the 5670.