I want to upgrade my PC. I am getting a new socket 2011 Asus Rampage 4. I want to upgrade my GPU a bit later because I am saving money. Will my Asus ENGTX 470 fit and work properly with the PCI express 2.0 (x4) in that motherboard?
Thanks for the quick reply. I see those benchmarks for the 570 show a 9% decrease in performance. Will that be about the same for my 470?
I am wondering if it is worth to upgrade it now without a GPU.
I am going from
Asus rampage II extreme
Intel Core i7 930 4x2,8GHz S1366
3x2048MB Corsair XMS3 Classic TR3X6G1600C9 DDR3 1600MHz
Asus rampage IV Gene
Intel® Core™ i7-3820 4x3,6 GHz
Corsair Dominator GT 16 GB DDR3-2133 Quad-Kit
I wanna get a new GPU later when I got the money and when the better GTX 680 models get released. I guess my PC overall will run quicker but in GPU hungry games I might have cutbacks because of the performance loss of the x4 slot.
yes that is about the maximum performance loss you can get by using x4 slots.
Yes looks like a very great build, it would be nice wait for the 4gb version if that is your objective, but you already have a very good system adding a 680 there you would get much better framerate than upgrading all your machine, but if you are wanting to wait for the 4gb wait for it.
I'm waiting for the 4 gig version-nvidia likes to play us with their releases-they know rich gamers will buy the 680 and gravitate right up to the 4 gig version next fall. I decided to bypass the 680 and make my 7970 crossfire a tri crossfire-AMD may be the better buy at higher resolutions but for me , getting one more 7970 makes sense as only one 680 would be a downgrade
right now 7970 3gb is more expensive than 680 2gb, and the 680gb performance is better when you don't need more than 2gb of memory, so i would not say that rich gamers will be the ones on 680... since they costs less, and i don't think that the 4gb will be so much more expensive.
for the performance/price, you will be paying more on the 7970 than in the 680.