GPU for an Athlon II x2 250 (3.00 GHz) on a PCI Express x16 1.0 mobo Tags: Graphics Cards Radeon Sapphire PCI Express Graphics Product Last response: September 9, 2011 2:27 PM in Graphics & Displays Share DSpider September 9, 2011 1:46:25 PM What would you recommend? I was thinking HD5670 - HD6750, within that price range. Between these, which would you choose (and why)? Sapphire Radeon HD5670 512MB DDR5 128-bit VGA Sapphire Radeon HD6670 HyperMemory 512MB DDR5 128-bit HIS Radeon HD6670 Fan 1GB DDR5 128-bit Sapphire Radeon HD5750 512MB DDR5 128-bit HIS Radeon HD6750 Fan 1GB DDR5 128-bit Maximum monitor resolution is 1920x1080, although I can probably game at 1280x720 just fine, so I think 512 MB will be good enough. Currently rocking 2 GB RAM (which I'll probably get another 2 GB module soon). PSU is a 550 W noname. Motherboard has PCI Express x16 1.0, not 2.0, so please take this into consideration. Do you know if this limitation even affects low-end to mainstream GPUs at all? More about : gpu athlon 250 ghz pci express x16 mobo jamx13 September 9, 2011 1:59:45 PM "Motherboard has PCI Express x16 1.0, not 2.0, so please take this into consideration" If it's PCIe 1.0, you're going to have problems. If it's PCIe 1.1, you can use any PCIe card currently available, as long as your power supply can handle the load. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-performance-... DSpider September 9, 2011 2:27:57 PM Problems how? AFAIK, HD5670 and HD6670 draw power from the PCI Express slot. Could that be an issue? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumPCI Express x16 vs 2.0 ForumIntel Pentium Dual Core E5400 VS. AMD Athlon II X2 250 BE ForumHelp on a $ 300 budget for mobo/CPU/GPU and RAM ForumCould a GTX480 1GB work on a pci express 1.0 x16 with good perfomance? Forum$600 build ( Athlon II x2 260 + ATI 5850), Ready to pull the trigger! Forum$ 250-$300 CPU/ Mobo Upgrade from AMD x3 720 ForumWill at PCI-Express 2.0 x16 work in a PCI-Express 1.0 or 1.1 Slot ForumAMD 6870 work with AMD Athlon II X2 , H-Alpinia-RS780L-uATX ForumAMD A4-3400 OR Athlon ii x2 270+GT440? which is better ForumGraphic Cards that Work With My PCI EXPRESS X16 ? ForumGigabyte GA-MA69GM-S2H with a AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ ForumRadeon HD 7770 GHz Edition (1GB) OR GeForce GTX 650 (2GB)? ForumOC - AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.00ghz ForumSuggested hardware for overclocking AMD Athlon 64 X2 ForumNew Build GPU Question. BF3 Main Game(getting rdy for BF4) ForumYou are not currently using a display attached to an Nvidia GPU ForumA few different CPU/GPU configurations ForumCant get the GPU in? ForumCan anyone figure out it's my GPU poor performance or CPU's ForumI have nVidia GeForce 7050 Intergated total graphics mem 1407, need to upgrade b More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !