I'm using a pretty old motherboard, a Gigabyte GA-VM900M. It comes with an integrated VIA chrome 9 HC IGP graphics unit, which is reeeeally bad. The manual for my motherboard says it has one PCI-E x16 slot. I'm not sure if it is 2.0 or not.
I'm planning on buying the ATI Radeon HD 5570 1 GB DDR3 graphic card. The description of the card says it requires PCI-E x16 v2.1. My question is, can I use the card on my motherboard if mine isn't v2.1? Will I face any problems?
Any help is much appreciated.
if your budget permits...you can also take a look at the hd 6570 or the hd7750.
both these cards are great performers and will work fine on your psu.
The 6570, yes. I considered that. I've not place the order yet, as my computer is yet to be moved from my dorm.
The 7750... not so much. 7k-odd INR is WAAAYY too much to spend for something that i'll hardly use for 2 years.