Closed Looking to upgrade GPU and I'm not sure if my motherboard will support it. Tags: Radeon GPUs Support Motherboards Graphics Product Last response: February 9, 2013 3:24 PM in Graphics & Displays Share topcrakhead 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 - http://www.asus.com/Motherboard/M4A87TD_EVO/#specificat... 7850 I'm looking at - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 7870 I'm looking at - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 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 More about : upgrade gpu motherboard support Best solution LachlanT 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. Share topcrakhead February 9, 2013 1:49:48 PM Awesome, thanks for the help. Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer topcrakhead February 9, 2013 1:50:02 PM Best answer selected by topcrakhead. Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedMy GPU does not work and I have used the disc driver for the GPU an I'm not sure but it mite be the motherboard . Forum SolvedI'm looking to upgrade not sure on parts Forum Im looking to upgrade my system but im not sure if my PSU will be able to handle the upgrades. Forum SolvedCurrent build included, looking for next upgrade (for sure GPU atleast). Forum Im not sure what motherboard's my case will support Forum SolvedI'm looking to upgrade my motherboard and processor for around $250. Forum SolvedI want to buy Sapphire AMD/ATI HD 7770 1 GB GDDR5 graphics card. But I'm not sure this graphics card will support my system or Forum I need to upgrade my GPU but I'm not sure if it's compatible! help! Forum My previous GPU in this pre-built PC went down, so I'm looking for an upgrade of sorts Forum Im looking for good Graphic Cards that my MotherBoard support($200 or less) Forum I need to upgrade my Motherboard and CPU only. I want to use my existing case, RAM, video card and HD. Im looking at purchas Forum SolvedI'm not sure which motherboard to buy.... Forum SolvedI'm not sure if a EVGA GTX780 will fit my motherboard? Forum Not sure what to upgrade between CPU/motherboard and GPU Forum I'm looking to upgrade my GPU from a Radeon HD 5670 Forum hello im looking to upgrade my dell 2400 motherboard? i know i can use micro atx but can i use any? Forum SolvedI'm not sure if this hard drive is compatible with motherboard Forum SolvedI'm not sure my GPU is working properly! Passmark Advanced 3D test! Forum So I have a GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 motherboard and im upgrading my graphics card to a GTX 770 will the motherboard support the Forum SolvedLooking to add a new video card, not sure what I'm doing Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !