Upgrading from radeon 5850

Hello all,

I just saw the Nvidia 560 superclocked for $190 on amazon. I currently have the radeon 5850. Its still doing pretty well but it tends to have some glitches every once in awhile. Think its worth buying the 560 superclocked??

Thanks
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  1. 660 is PCIe 3.0, motherboard only has 2.0 :(
  2. It won't matter. PCIe 3.0 cards are supposed to be backwards compatible, so it should work in your motherboard. And don't worry, there shouldn't be any speed loss. The 3.0 card will run at 2.0 speeds, and a 660 cannot max out 2.0 speeds.
  3. natedawg72 said:
    It won't matter. PCIe 3.0 cards are supposed to be backwards compatible, so it should work in your motherboard. And don't worry, there shouldn't be any speed loss. The 3.0 card will run at 2.0 speeds, and a 660 cannot max out 2.0 speeds.


    Well, there is speed loss, but only like 1%... It really doesn't matter.
  4. bawchicawawa said:
    Well, there is speed loss, but only like 1%... It really doesn't matter.

    As long as it's a 16-lane slot I doubt it would even be 1%.
  5. I would go with a 7850 2GB. A 660gtx is as fast though. Really it depends on the games you play. I would review benchmarks and get the one that is fastest at the games you like. For the money, those are the best cards right now.
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