Asking help choosing a graphics card

I have a p5k motherboard with PCIe 1.0, PTU VP-420-S120 420W, CPU is E4500 dual core 2.2 @800, 8gb (4x2) of ram @ 677. What would be the considerable options of GPU that I aim at fast GPU clock speed, not bottleneck with cpu, dual display and since I'm using lower graphics (1024) I don't vram to be more then 1gig.

I would be really grateful if You would help,
Thank You,
Laimis
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  1. Really hard without a budget. Also PCI-e 1.0 is going to severely limit your choices. And a high clock speed doesn't mean much. Is it for gaming?
  2. Thank you for the reply. I know It's going to limit my choices but e4500 does limit that also. Graphics card would be for 3d modeling and gaming as well. As high clock speed in gpu lets process triangles (I don't know really how technically it's called) really faster what is not really big advantage in gaming (don't know it really technically). I am seeking for really optimal choice and I heard that FSB Mhz should match graphics card receiving mhz. I wouldn't buy new card so my budget can reach up to about £80 it can be more.
  3. With your PCIe slot being what it is a 2.1 might work but a 2.0 has a better chance of working. So my pick would be a GTX 550 Ti 1GB. It would keep you close to your budget and It won't bottle neck your CPU.

    The only problem it might do is bottleneck its self because of the 1.0. So then we go back down the latter to maybe a GTS 450. So here are some info you can use. Use as price comparison. Good luck to you.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fastest-graphics-card-radeon-geforce,3067-7.html

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=gts+450&x=0&y=0

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=gtx+550+ti

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=gt+440
  4. DM186 said:
    With your PCIe slot being what it is a 2.1 might work but a 2.0 has a better chance of working. So my pick would be a GTX 550 Ti 1GB. It would keep you close to your budget and It won't bottle neck your CPU.

    The only problem it might do is bottleneck its self because of the 1.0. So then we go back down the latter to maybe a GTS 450. So here are some info you can use. Use as price comparison. Good luck to you.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fastest-graphics-card-radeon-geforce,3067-7.html

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=gts+450&x=0&y=0

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=gtx+550+ti

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=gt+440



    GTX 550 Ti is a bad card compared to the 6770 and 6790, in terms of price and power consumption.

    @OP

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-Radeon-HD7750-Graphics-GDDR5/dp/B00761YFPW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334803122&sr=8-1
    AMD's 7XXX are proven to be better at computational tasks than nVidia cards or the older 6XXX.
    This card has minimum PSU requirements and will be able to max out any game at that resolution (when not bottlenecked by PCI-E slot).
  5. samuelspark said:
    GTX 550 Ti is a bad card compared to the 6770 and 6790, in terms of price and power consumption.

    @OP

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-Radeon-HD7750-Graphics-GDDR5/dp/B00761YFPW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334803122&sr=8-1
    AMD's 7XXX are proven to be better at computational tasks than nVidia cards or the older 6XXX.
    This card has minimum PSU requirements and will be able to max out any game at that resolution (when not bottlenecked by PCI-E slot).


    Yeah I totaly agree on the the 550. I know I own two of them. The reason I suggested the nVidia cards were because they were a PCIe 2.0 and would have a better chance of working in a 1.0 slot. The 2.1 has more issues with the 1.0.

    OP would have had to keep updating his MOBO and bios and hope the 2.1 will work. I have seen it first hand on here that the 2.1 has issues with the 1.0. Even some 2.0 don't want to work.

    All most all AMD cards beat nVidia in power consumption. I think both AMD and nVidia all have there pros and cons. If the OP didn't have a 1.0 I would have suggested the 6770 card for sure.
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