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Can I mount an Asus ENGTX 470 on a Asus Rampage 4 motherboard?

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April 10, 2012 12:55:29 PM


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?

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April 10, 2012 1:11:09 PM

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.

Damn.. any advice? :)  Thanks in advance.
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a b U Graphics card
April 10, 2012 1:40:44 PM

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.
April 10, 2012 1:46:20 PM

Okay thanks again for your reply. I last question remains.. would a 680 fit on my current Rampage 2 extreme? Since my current MB doesnt have PCI express 3.0.
a b U Graphics card
April 10, 2012 1:55:16 PM

yes, the slots are the same and up to now there is no performance difference running in PCI express 3.0 or in a 2.0 x16.
a b U Graphics card
April 10, 2012 2:26:40 PM

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.