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Will a 4870 work on my mobo?

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Hey just done some reading about the 4870. Was just wondering will it work on my mobo as mine is not a pci-e 2.0 slot. I Done a little research and i know its backwards compatable but will it limit any performance? I'm desperate to get one of these

thanks!
Edited by rapid86 - 6/28/08 at 6:03am
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Yes it will work
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Yes it will work
rep for that one now i know to.
    
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thanks for posting i needed to know as well as i have a ecs 650i crappy mobo i know but cba upgrading as it works for now lol
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650i has PCIE x16, no reason why it wouldn't work.
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thanks for posting i needed to know as well as i have a ecs 650i crappy mobo i know but cba upgrading as it works for now lol
Nothing wrong with a 650i lol
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it will work... even if it's a PCIe 1.0 slot with x4 bandwith it will work... as you can see i'm running my 8800GT in a PCIe 1 slot with x16 bandwith, so i see no reason why the same shouldn't apply to the 48xx cards
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will it be bottle necked? i wanna run it at 1920x1200 resolution
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will it be bottle necked? i wanna run it at 1920x1200 resolution
no
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Supposedly the loss of putting a pci-e 2.0 card into a pci-e slot is very marginal. I hear the loss is somewhat noticeable in sli or crossfire, however it is still not very major at all. Not worth upgrading a motherboard for.
    
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