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PCI-E 2.0

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 30, 2011 7:11:47 PM


I have a couple of questions today all regarding graphic cards, I was thinking of replacing my old nvidia GT 8800 with an
EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card. I was wondering if my motherboard could possibly handle the new graphics card, All I know about my motherboard is that it is a btx motherboard and its apart of my dell xps 720. The 8800 GT on nvidia's site says pci-e express 2 compatible, thus I have no idea if my motherboard has PCI- E 2.0.

I also was wondering if an owner of the EVGA GTX 560 TI could tell me if the card is loud, my current video card is very loud and I was hoping to find one more quiet.


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June 30, 2011 7:47:49 PM

As long as you have a PCI-e slot on your motherboard you can use the GTX 560.

A PCI-e 2.0 card is fully backwards compatible with a PCI-e 1.0 slot. On the other hand, there can be compatibility issues installing a PCI-e 2.1 card in a PCI-e 1.0 slot.

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June 30, 2011 10:51:11 PM

I would have thought all 560's were pcie 2.1....either way it SHOULD work, but there are a few people who have bought new cards to use on an old motherboard and it doesnt work. Sometimes a BIOS update can fix this.
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July 1, 2011 6:19:40 AM

i helped some old dude install a new video card on his xps 400. it was an HD5670 and there was no issue installing the card onto his computer. the only issue i had was that i forgot to download the hdmi drivers for the card while i was downloading the catalyst suite, so catalyst had to download them which took an extra 5 minutes lol