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Looking to upgrade GPU and I'm not sure if my motherboard will support it.

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 8, 2013 5:29:30 AM

Hello, I've been looking at the Radeon HD 7850 and 7870 series and I'm wondering if my motherboard will support these cards.

My motherboard -

7850 I'm looking at -

7870 I'm looking at -

A thing I notice right away is the PCIe port is 3.0 on the cards and my MB supports 2.0

I just need to know if I'll need to upgrade my MB to use these cards.

Thank you for your time

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February 8, 2013 5:38:43 AM

PCI-E 3.0 Graphics cards are compatible with their 2.0 predecessors so it'll work fine. The 7850 only needs 1 PCI-E 6 pin connector while the 7870 needs 2 so make sure your power supply has enough PCI-E 6 pin connectors.
February 9, 2013 1:49:48 PM

Awesome, thanks for the help.
February 9, 2013 1:50:02 PM

Best answer selected by topcrakhead.
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