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Which Graphics Card Should I Upgrade To?

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August 27, 2012 8:36:15 PM

Hello!!! The Authorities!!!

My previous GPU was (GeForce XFX 9800GT 512MB 600MHz) (Now Dead After 3 Years Service)

So, I am Looking For a ATI Graphics Card Under $140 Which I Will CrossFire in the Future.

So, Which ATI Graphics Card is Best For My Current PC Specs?

My Current Computer Specifications:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz.
RAM: TwinMos 4GB @ 1333MHz.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G41M-Combo. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...
PSU: iCute-Titanium Genuine 650Watt.
HDD: 1.4TB Samsung.

Thank You! Any Help is Greatly Appreciated :D 

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August 27, 2012 9:05:04 PM

Well you gave us no price range but right now unless you are wanting extreem top teir the go to cards are the 7950 or the 660Ti depending on what camp you go with.

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August 27, 2012 9:13:45 PM

I'd suggest a Radeon HD 7750. It's the best card available that doesn't require at least one PCIe Auxilliary power connector. However, if you do have a least one 6 pin PCIe connector then you could also get the Radeon HD 7770. Not too sure about using power supply called an iCute though. I'd think about changing that out for a good Corsair or Seasonic PSU in the 400W - 500W Range.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 27, 2012 9:30:47 PM

I Don't Worry About My PSU Because Its High-End 650-Watt Like Thermaltake. But I Worry About My Motherboard Compatibility.
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August 27, 2012 9:41:48 PM

thently said:
Well you gave us no price range but right now unless you are wanting extreem top teir the go to cards are the 7950 or the 660Ti depending on what camp you go with.

Thent


Bro... I Already Mentioned My Budget is Under $140 & i am not Upgrading any of my current Computer Specs.
Please Suggest a Great ATI GPU CrossFire Compatible. And Must Be Compatible With My Specs. :D 
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August 27, 2012 9:45:50 PM

The 7770 and 7750 use PCIe 3.0 signalling but PCIe is backward compatible all the way to PCIe 1.0. Your motherboard is most likely using PCIe 1.0. Occasionally, you may need a motherboard BIOS update to get it to work but most of the time that's not required.
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August 27, 2012 9:50:10 PM

How much is Radeon HD 7750? i need to upgrade too, and will LG 1155 support it?
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August 27, 2012 9:56:32 PM

JKatwyopc said:
The 7770 and 7750 use PCIe 3.0 signalling but PCIe is backward compatible all the way to PCIe 1.0. Your motherboard is most likely using PCIe 1.0. Occasionally, you may need a motherboard BIOS update to get it to work but most of the time that's not required.


Thanks! I am not sure if my PCIe is 1.0. I gave my motherboards link. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...
In the specs it only says (1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16) it doesn't say PCIe 1.0 or 2.0.
And Just to be Crystal Clear> PCIe 3.0 Cards are Compatible with PCIe 2.0 & 1.0 Slots?
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August 27, 2012 10:02:56 PM

7970 is crossfire compatible and a great card overall.
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August 27, 2012 10:18:21 PM

ThunderDRUM said:
Thanks! I am not sure if my PCIe is 1.0. I gave my motherboards link. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...
In the specs it only says (1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16) it doesn't say PCIe 1.0 or 2.0.
And Just to be Crystal Clear> PCIe 3.0 Cards are Compatible with PCIe 2.0 & 1.0 Slots?



Yes PCIe 3.0 is compatible with PCIe 1.0 motherboards and you are correct in that the specs for your motherboard don't actually say that it's PCIe 1.0. That's because when PCIe was originally specced it only had the one revision. When socket LGA 775 was designed PCIe 1.0 was the only version in use so most likely your Motherboard is designed to that standard. However, the slot configuration hasn't changed at all. A 7750 or a 7770 will plug in to it but the only way to know for sure if it works is to get one and plug it in and then get it working. Personally, I would make sure that whomever you buy from has a good exchange/return policy just in case it doesn't work. i.e Neweggs' return policy http://www.newegg.com/HelpInfo/ReturnPolicy.aspx#30

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August 28, 2012 7:34:57 AM

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