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It's been a long time since I've had a question like this, I've been enjoying my rig and haven't paid any attention to new products.

Now I'm sitting here wondering how far I can update.. I'm looking at a 6950 2 GB to put on my EVGA P55 V.

Will it work?
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post #2 of 12
If it's PCIE it will work, assuming you have enough power.
With your i3 you should have plenty, but what brand PSU is that in your sig rig?
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post #3 of 12
It's a PCIE x8 on that particular motherboard. The video card will work for sure 100%, but you will be losing about 3%-5% in performance for using the pciex8 slot. That's not a noticable performance loss. But yes the card will work.
    
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If it's PCIE it will work, assuming you have enough power.
With your i3 you should have plenty, but what brand PSU is that in your sig rig?
Beats me.. It's been a while since I built it with very little money. It's a "special deal".

This is what EVGA has posted as specs:

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2 x PCIe x8, 2 x PCIe x1
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post #5 of 12
the best card with that board is the up comming GTX 590 or current GTX 580.. but that 6950 will work its just not the best
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post #6 of 12
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It's a PCIE x8. The video card will work for sure 100%, but you will be losing about 3%-5% in performance for using the pciex8 slot. That's not a noticable performance loss. But yes the card will work.
Cool, I'm ordering. Most I'll do on it is CS:S, Call of Duty series, etc.

Not trying to max Crysis or Metro so it's enough, especially after I flash to 6970 bios and OC.
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post #7 of 12
580 nvidia cards better
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post #8 of 12
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580 nvidia cards better
Agreed but I don't want to overpay for what I'll be doing with it.
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580 nvidia cards better
Beats the crap out of your 5770, why didn't you buy one yourself ?

If you're going to blatantly troll at least back it up with something.
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post #10 of 12
@OP

If you're just playing CS:S and COD series, why do you need anything more than a GTX275 or 5850?!

I mean in all reality neither CS:S or COD require much more power. I know you can get better cards, it just boggles my mind buying a higher end card then using it with games like CS:S!
    
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