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Will this mobo bottleneck this video card?

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July 11, 2012 3:24:20 AM

Im running an e7200 3.0ghz core 2 duo with 4 gigs of 1333 ram with this motherboard

ASUS P5G41T-M LX Plus Socket 775 G41
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

and I just bought the EVGA GTS450 video card with dx11, PhysX, and gddr5
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

in the specs for this mobo it only says supports dx10 which is think is ddr3, so if I put this card in it will the motherboard not fully utilize physX, dx11, and gddr5 should i return this card for a ddr3 card? or is this just a stupid question? lol

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July 11, 2012 5:21:19 AM

didnt even know my board could do ati
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July 11, 2012 5:34:28 AM

R4NG3R said:
didnt even know my board could do ati

it is possible that a 5/6xxx series card would cause a problem being PCI 2.1 with your motherboard which appears to be PCI 1.0. the most recent BIOS might correct that.
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July 11, 2012 5:44:55 AM

the memory used by video card is actually a different type from the usual memory sticks mentioned on mobo's specs. For instance, currenty I'm running an LGA 775 motherboard with Core 2 Duo E 6750. This mobo only support DDR2.

With that setting, I also have a GTS 450 running just fine. The things that usually bottleneck is usually your CPU or the PCIE speed, for example running a PCIE 2.0 VGA card on a PCIE 1.0 motherboard.

And of course you'll get Phsyx and DX11. It has nothing to do with specs. I played Arkham Asylum and Arkham City with above specs with Physx just fine. Of course sometimes the framerate will drop (depends on the situation of your game, like having Batman surrounded by 30 thugs) when you enable Physx.

Oh, and yeah, of course you can run AMD graphic cards on Intel platforms, just like running NVidia cards on AMD platforms.
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July 11, 2012 7:07:56 AM

Anonymous said:
it is possible that a 5/6xxx series card would cause a problem being PCI 2.1 with your motherboard which appears to be PCI 1.0. the most recent BIOS might correct that.


the gts450 and my mobo are both PCI-E 2.0
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July 11, 2012 7:16:51 AM

then you have no worries and get the best price/performance you can.
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