Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4, Will it run Nvidia GTX 590\580 ?

Hello, I've been looking all around the internet but i didn't find a good answer.

I have Gigabyte Motherboard, this version "GA-P35-DS4"

This is a print screen from CPU-Z:
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/1307/3292011100801am.jpg

Link to the motherboard page:
http://us.test.giga-byte.com/Products/Motherboard/Products_Overview.aspx?ProductID=2745

PS: Im not sure which ver i have.


And i'm thinking of upgrading my Ge-force 7950 GT Graphics card to GTX 590 or 580. Link is below:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/product-geforce-gtx-580-us.html

Some people told me i might have a problem with PCIe v.2.0 because my motherboard doesn't support it.

That is my question, will it work perfectly or will it work at all?


My PC Details:

CPU: Core 2 Quad Q6600
RAM: 8 G.B DDR2
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  1. PCI-E 2.0 is backward compatible with PCI-E 1.0, so yes it will work fine
  2. Thanks a lot man, Will i loose any of it's power? or it will work as if it was on PCI-E 2.0?
    I read that some cards doesn't need the high Bandwidth in PCI-E 2.0.

    Thanks for your reply.
  3. iJihad said:
    Thanks a lot man, Will i loose any of it's power? or it will work as if it was on PCI-E 2.0?
    I read that some cards doesn't need the high Bandwidth in PCI-E 2.0.

    Thanks for your reply.

    The performance difference isn't noticeable(unless you play at resolutions like 2560x1600 or higher in which there is like 4-5% difference)
  4. I meant PCI-E 2.0 vs PCI-E 1.0 not the speed of the PCI-E lanes(which in case you're right about it)
  5. Here is a fairly old review which compares PCI-E 2.0 vs PCI-E 1.0
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crossfire-meets-pci-express,1761-13.html
    "For now, the move from PCI Express 1.0a to 2.0 does not result in a performance increase with the current crop of graphics cards. Despite the fact that it doesn't feature the PCIe 2.0 interface, ATI's Radeon HD2900 XT gains two percent more performance, as do the HD3850 and HD3870, as well as Nvidia's Geforce 8800 GT. Such a small improvement could have many causes completely unrelated to the new interface, such as the newer chipset, slightly higher system memory frequency, or simply margin of error."

    Here is another one
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crossfire-pci-express,2095-7.html
    As it's shown,PCI-E 2.0 and PCI-E 1.0(both at x16 speed) run neck and neck in almost all games.The difference between them isn't noticeable at low resolutions and even on very high resolutions(2560x1600), it never exceeds 6%
  6. Oh i see, thanks a lot PsychoSaysdie.
    And BTW, i'm not so good in English so im gonna assume that a case of herpes is highly avoidable, thus, i have to buy 580 not 590 for a reason.

    thanks for your reply.
  7. Wow, thanks a lot guys. I even got more information than what i thought i will.
    thanks again.
  8. No prob :) we're here to help
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