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Well guys here it is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814103057

I have an older motherboard right now, but will be upgrading around august and was wondering if i should wait and get a PCIe 2.0 Card or should i get this now?
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post #2 of 11
The 3870 is pci-e 2.0, they just didn't advertise it right for that particular card. And the performance difference between pci-e 1 and 2 is very small. Go ahead and go for it
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So i have to wait to get the card, until the new mobo?
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Well guys here it is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814103057

I have an older motherboard right now, but will be upgrading around august and was wondering if i should wait and get a PCIe 2.0 Card or should i get this now?
Seems kind of generic. I would save my pennies and put it towards a significant upgrade.
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post #5 of 11
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So i have to wait to get the card, until the new mobo?
No, sorry I didn't put that in my first post. pci-e 2.0 is fully backwards compatible. You can run it in any board with a pci-e x16 slot.
post #6 of 11
the new cards are apparently right around the corner and from whats being reported should be fairly cheap. So you might want to think about waiting a month.
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ok, I'll wait for those new 4850s or w/e
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post #8 of 11
i have a pci-e 2.0 card and a 1.1 mobo, it works fine, there is no performance difference.
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ok, the 4850 is supposed to be around $269 so ill trade this card back in for $125 and then pay about $145 for it so i should be good
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post #10 of 11
pci-e 2.0 is backwards compatible so it will work with a pci-e 1 board.

also that is quite expensive for a 3870
why not just go with this one here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814103050
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