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 Solved3.0 GPU into a PCI Express 2.0 x16 Mobo Forum Solvedathlon x2 250 3.00 GHZ Forum Upgrade options for a pci-express 1.0a x16 Low Profile (250 Watt PSU) Forum SolvedUse a HD 7870 2GB with my Athlon II X2 250 3.0GHz, Can I or Bottleneck? Forum SolvedAthlon II x2 250 3.0GHz Forum Athlon II x2 250 3.0Ghz on a Asrock 990fx etreme3? What can you say?? Forum Cheap Mobo for Athlon II x2 250 Forum Athlon II x2 250 3.0ghz Forum Amd athlon(tm) ii x2 250 processor 3 00ghz is equivalent to which intel processo Forum AMD AM3 Athlon II X2 250 3GHz Forum Can't OC Athlon II x2 250 past 3.2Ghz Forum Is AMD Athlon II X2 Dual Core 250 3 00GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail compatible with Forum AMD AM3 Athlon II X2 250 3GHz or AMD AM2 Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3GHz Forum Is there a sacrifice in running a PCI Express 2.0 GPU in a 1.0 mobo? Forum Help - K9A2 CF mobo + AMD Athlon II X2 64-bit AM3 3.0Ghz CPU = fail! Forum 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 !