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Compatibility of Power Color HD Radeon 6970 with Intel DG33 FB

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October 10, 2011 8:10:17 AM

Hey this the Expansion Slot Configuration of My Intel DG33FB original motherboard

Expansion Slot(s) 1.0 x PCI Express x1 ( 1.8 V ) - DIMM 240-pin , 3.0 x PCI - LGA775 Socket , 4.0 x Memory , 3.0 x Processor , 1.0 x PCI Express x16


Will that be enough for Installing Power Color or Asus HD Radeon 6970 2GB Graphic Card
Interface PCI Express 2.1

I have bought Corsair GS 800 PSU for Powering the Graphic Card. My Processor is Intel Quad Core Q6600 with 4 GB DDR2 Ram ??

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October 10, 2011 9:31:08 AM
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http://maqtech360.blogspot.com/2010/11/intel-desktop-bo...
Is this your board?

Your board only has PCI-E x16 1.0 or 1.1, not sure whether it's support 2.0 or not, but IF it's NOT then you can't install HD 6970 to that board (since it's an old board with LGA 775).

I think the best card you can try is HD 57xx series (as long as it's NOT 2.1 cards).

Anyone can confirm this issue?
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October 10, 2011 9:54:51 AM

Yes, I read your link, theoretically it's all backward compatible, but many issues from people when using 2.1 cards on 1.0/1.1 pcie slot.
October 10, 2011 10:41:15 AM

There is no 2.1. Every card ( also 2.0 ) can give a problem. It might work or not.
October 10, 2011 10:43:28 AM

Have you tried updating to the latest BIOS?
October 10, 2011 11:05:23 AM

Tamz_msc said:
Have you tried updating to the latest BIOS?


yeah.. I have the latest BIOS updated .
October 11, 2011 6:54:18 AM

So, is it that the motherboard will compel the graphics card to work half bandwidth and performance that of its original capability ??
October 14, 2011 10:06:36 AM

So, looks like I have to buy a new motherboard and processor altogether. Please suggest about configuration mentioned below I m planning to buy now.

1. Asus P7H55 16GB DDR3 Motherboard
2. Intel Core i7-2600 3.40 GHz Processor
3. Asus Radeon HD6970 2GB GDDR ATI PCI E Graphic Cards (EAH6970 DCII-2DI4S-2GD5)
4. 2*4 GB DDR3 RAM
5. NZXT EVO Tempest Gaming Cabinet and
6. Corsair Gaming Series GS 800 PSU.
7. Running 2*1TB 7200 RPM and 2*2TB 5900 RPM HDDs

I was guessing about whether the card will fit into the cabinet ??
Please give your suggestion about the config. I am to order the first three rest I already have ordered.

October 19, 2011 3:51:41 PM

Sorry I am compelled to make some corrections here:

wa1 said:
http://maqtech360.blogspot.com/2010/11/intel-desktop-bo...
Is this your board?

Your board only has PCI-E x16 1.0 or 1.1, not sure whether it's support 2.0 or not, but IF it's NOT then you can't install HD 6970 to that board (since it's an old board with LGA 775).

I think the best card you can try is HD 57xx series (as long as it's NOT 2.1 cards).

Anyone can confirm this issue?


I have an HD 6970 running on a LGA775 motherboard; it's PCIe 1.1 and it works great.

PCIe (so far) is backwards compatible. The major differences are bandwidth and power rating.

PCIe 1.0 and 1.1 are 250MB/s per lane in each direction (that's the x16, x8, x4, x1 you see in technical specs)
PCIe 2.0 and 2.1 are 500MB/s

so a PCIe 1.1 x16 slot is basically equal to a PCIe 2.0 x8 slot in terms of bandwidth.

Tom has a great review that can answer more of your questions:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pci-express-scaling...

Quote from that review: "Enthusiasts on lower budgets will find a general performance loss of 2% to 4% when switching from an x16 to an x8 slot."

But it looks like you have the budget for building a beast of a computer, so have fun!
October 23, 2011 5:38:31 AM

Thanks Dude... I have been waiting for this too long finally I am having it. :) 



GGTY said:
Sorry I am compelled to make some corrections here:



I have an HD 6970 running on a LGA775 motherboard; it's PCIe 1.1 and it works great.

PCIe (so far) is backwards compatible. The major differences are bandwidth and power rating.

PCIe 1.0 and 1.1 are 250MB/s per lane in each direction (that's the x16, x8, x4, x1 you see in technical specs)
PCIe 2.0 and 2.1 are 500MB/s

so a PCIe 1.1 x16 slot is basically equal to a PCIe 2.0 x8 slot in terms of bandwidth.

Tom has a great review that can answer more of your questions:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pci-express-scaling...

Quote from that review: "Enthusiasts on lower budgets will find a general performance loss of 2% to 4% when switching from an x16 to an x8 slot."

But it looks like you have the budget for building a beast of a computer, so have fun!

October 23, 2011 5:59:46 AM

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