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February 27, 2013 10:55:22 AM

does motherboard affect perfornce at anyway i have a asus P8H61-M LX and thinking of upgrading my grafic card to gtx660ti and psu to seasonic 620 w
plsss help guyz im not thinking about overclocking ,...............
a c 86 U Graphics card
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February 27, 2013 11:13:52 AM

Motherboards tend to not have a significant impact on gaming performance other than feature support and overclocking capability. Upgrading your motherboard shouldn't make a noticeable impact on your gaming experience unless you make use of some features on a newer board such as a board with Lucid HyperFormance and Virtual V-Sync.
February 27, 2013 11:49:22 AM

Not to forget the overclocking capabilities, if you're going to OC, the motherboard is very important. If you're upgrading anyway and you really want to OC go for a Z77 motherboard, it's the best chipset for a motherboard that you can OC from. And don't forget, if your CPU isn't a 'K' model then don't expect much from overclocking or even don't upgrade at all because a motherboard can't provide much for performance except some new features that has nothing to do with gaming probably.
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February 28, 2013 12:01:28 AM

are you sure that asus P8H61-M LX will support the grafic acrd check it out for me plss
a c 169 U Graphics card
a b Ĉ ASUS
a b K Overclocking
a b V Motherboard
February 28, 2013 12:06:12 AM

ankk said:
are you sure that asus P8H61-M LX will support the grafic acrd check it out for me plss

if it has a 16x PCI-e slot, then yes it will support the graphics card. You can check yourself on the Asus website.
February 28, 2013 12:11:45 AM

but the gtx need 3.0 i have 2.0 does it effect anything
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16
3 x PCIe 2.0 x1
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February 28, 2013 12:14:09 AM

No pcie is backwards compatible, it will work, and it won't affect performance significantly.
February 28, 2013 12:17:37 AM

so what is the differen ce between pcie 3.0 and 2.0
and the gtx 660ti requires 3.0 does it will run on 2.0 r u sure??
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a b V Motherboard
February 28, 2013 1:19:42 AM

It will run fine. PCI-E 3.0 is the new standard, it is twice as fast as PCI-E 2.0. There are no graphics cards out right now that benefit from having PCI-E 3.0. Nothing out right now fully saturates PCI-E 2.0, so you will suffer no performance loss with putting a PCI-E 3.0 card into a PCI-E 2.0 slot.
a c 86 U Graphics card
a b Ĉ ASUS
a b K Overclocking
a b V Motherboard
February 28, 2013 4:01:23 AM

Nowhere does the GTX 660 Ti say that it requires PCIe 3.0. It does not require it and will work with any and all generations of PCIe. PCIe 3.0 is simply the newest version that it supports. Like others have said, it will work in a system that only supports up to PCIe 2.0 and it won't affect performance much at all. Worst case scenario is that you have maybe 1% or 2% less performance and that is not noticeable by even the most sensitive gamers.
February 28, 2013 4:16:01 AM

sorry i saw pci 3.0 not pcie my mistake o_0
a c 169 U Graphics card
a b Ĉ ASUS
a b K Overclocking
a b V Motherboard
March 1, 2013 4:55:01 AM

ankk said:
sorry i saw pci 3.0 not pcie my mistake o_0

it supports pcie 3, but it isnt a requirement for the card to work.
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