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Is a video card worth buying if it is only backward compatible

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April 4, 2011 10:22:00 AM

Hello,
I recently bought an Asus Essentio CM5675-07 which has an Intel i5-650 3.20g processor and 8gigs of RAM. I bought it for gaming but found out, after it arrived, it has a built in video card. I know this sucks for gaming so I ordered a new power supply and a 1gig video card. I know my PC will have to run this "backwards compataible." I keep seeing stuff about "bottlenecking." Is my computer gonna do that? Is it gonna run good with the new card eventhough it's not up to date for PCI 2.0?
April 4, 2011 11:43:36 AM

Just googled that it shows under specs that you have 1 (total) / 1 (free) x PCI Express 2.0 x16.

So you'll be fine. The only thing I saw a problem with is the psu and it looks like you're taking care of that.
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April 4, 2011 12:22:41 PM

Depends mainly on the video card, seeing as it's a 1gb model it shouldn't bottleneck (Or at least it won't show a bottleneck).
What's the models number though: Radeon, Nvidia?
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