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Can I use my old gpu in a new motherboard?

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July 18, 2011 4:58:08 PM

I plan to upgrade hardware one piece at a time. When I swap the motherboard, will my 8800 GT with pci-e 16x slide into the pci-e 2.0 16x slot on the new mb?

One more thing, will my old gpu be better than on-board graphics in case I go that route?

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July 18, 2011 5:02:52 PM

depending on the system you upgrade to really.....

yes it will fit....

and the only onboard that should out perform that would be the new amd apu board....

and even than im not 100% sure that your card wouldnt be better than that
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July 18, 2011 5:06:02 PM

Thanks, I just don't want to have to sink too much into this right now. I'll get a new gpu when a cool game comes out that I feel like playing.
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July 18, 2011 6:53:23 PM

badtaylorx said:

and the only onboard that should out perform that would be the new amd apu board....



Not even.

The HD 6620G graphics core in AMD's A8-3xxx APU series is a little less powerful than the Radeon HD 5570 which is a lot less powerful than a 9800GT.
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July 18, 2011 7:34:51 PM

Yes, as long as the motherboard you install has a PCI-E 16 slot, you will be able to use that 8800GT as it is backward compatible. Currently there are no integrated graphics solutions that are better than an 8800 GT.
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