Can I just slot this replacement card in?

I have an old system with an Intel Core2 6600 2.4GHz chip on an Asus P5Q Pro MB. Upgrade pending, but in the interim looking to replace the current HD 4850 GPU with a HD 6570. The MB is a PCI-e 2.0 board and the proposed replacement card is a PCI-e 2.1 card. Would the new card work ok, and would there be any noticeable performance hits by putting it on the old MB?

Secondly, the old case is an Antec Sonata 3 which is not known for its roominess. Does anyone know how long the 6570 is?

Cheers,

bob
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  1. You know that you'll actually be downgrading your video card?
  2. EzioAs said:
    You know that you'll actually be downgrading your video card?


    No I don't think that would be the case. I assumed newer model, further along in terms of development, better card.
  3. raheel167 said:
    Pcie cards (1,2,3) are compatible with all pcie slots(1,2,3). There is not a single card out there which fully uses pcie 2pp and your card have no performance decrease even if u use it on 1.0 slot.


    Be careful with that.

    PCIe 2.1 is not backwards compatible with PCIe 1.0a unless the manufacturer has issued an appropriate firmware update.
  4. Well it actually is. For you to see any improvements, you'll need to upgrade to at least an HD7750, which can be found for $99 sometimes.
  5. BobDobelina said:
    No I don't think that would be the case. I assumed newer model, further along in terms of development, better card.


    The HD 4850 is a lower high-end card, the third most powerful single GPU card in its product line.

    The HD 6570 is an upper low-end card, the fourth least powerful in its product line. In terms of actual performance, it will perform about half as well as your existing HD 4850
  6. http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

    You will be downgrading your card significantly.
  7. Sorry all I meant to say "I didn't think that would be the case" - my actual reply sounded really argumentative! *facepalm*
  8. No worries. You apologizing shows that you're honest and humble.

    Anyway, yeah get a different card. How much are you willing to spend?
  9. Well after these replies and a bit of online browsing, I guess I'm willing to spend a bit more than I originally thought! I've "updated" my budget lol to somwhere between $120 and $130. I'm thinking a 7770 would be a good one, to provide improvement on the current card and to not look out of place when I upgrade to an i5 3330 (and all the other stuff that has to change with it).
  10. HD7770 is a good card. I say go for it
  11. Thanks everyone for the pointers. This is an old thread, but as an FYI I went ahead and bought the HD 7770 and it was fine. Now I have an upgaded system with an i5 3570, 8G RAM, 650W PSU, a small SSD and the 7770, all in a CM Storm Enforcer case. All works well together.
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