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Gpu dependant on chip-set??

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March 15, 2011 11:26:51 PM

so a lil while ago i was told by a freind that i should not buy a HD6*** card with my chip-set because it would be a waste of money... so im wondering if thats true. When looking to upgrade your card, does it matter what chip-set you have??? Currently I am running a ASUS M4A785TD E-evo mobo with a PII965BE and a HD5770(juniper). The card im looking to upgrade to is a HD6870 or maybe even the HD6970. Please share any info u have about this topic!!!! THX!!!

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a b U Graphics card
March 15, 2011 11:34:29 PM

1) The HD5870 is better at everything than HD6870 with the exception of tesselation, apparently.
2) Did he give you a reason as to why upgrading to the HD6xxx series would be a waste? I can't see one, sure the 785G chipset is ageing but it wouldn't 'bottleneck'.
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a b U Graphics card
March 15, 2011 11:36:00 PM

No, it doesn't matter at all, and even if it did your board has an ATI/AMD chipset. Your friend is either messing with you or doesn't know what he's talking about.
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a b U Graphics card
March 15, 2011 11:58:20 PM

benski said:
No, it doesn't matter at all, and even if it did your board has an ATI/AMD chipset. Your friend is either messing with you or doesn't know what he's talking about.


Precisely.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
March 16, 2011 2:04:54 AM

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March 16, 2011 5:13:39 AM

thats wat i thought, but i couldnt find any info on it on the interweb.... he told me that i would need a newer chipstet to take advantage of the 6series cards, he didnt say why tho. thats y i thought he didnt have his facts strait...... Also, if i DO upgrade to a 6series card, to get the most potential out of the gpu, should i upgrade anything else?? i have a coolermaster gx650, so i think im ok on power, but is there anything else??? thx for the replies fellas:) 
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a b U Graphics card
March 16, 2011 3:14:40 PM

There are rare instances where people have trouble with PCI-E 2.1 cards in PCI-E 1.0 slots so try and get a card that is labeled as PCI-E 2.0. Bandwidth is not an issue though PCI-E 1.0 x16 will yield the same performance as PCI-E 2.0 x16. Your PSU should be fine, hard to know if you would want to upgrade anything else since you haven't said what you have ;) 
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March 17, 2011 1:04:03 PM

thx 4 clearin that up guys. @ benski, made new thread wit my rigs specs.
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March 17, 2011 1:07:35 PM

Best answer selected by hooru.
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