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MSI GTX 560ti on PCI Express X 16 1.0

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I'm looking into buying a new video card - an MSI GTX 560ti. The problem I think I have is that the motherboard is a GA-EP35-DS3L, which only has a PCI Express X 16 slot, and the 560ti is PCI Express X 16 2.0. I'm wondering what the bottleneck is on that?

Right now I have an ATI 4670 with a E8500 clocked at 4.0.

Do I have to upgrade the motherboard and/or is it even worth buying the new card?
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any dual core will bottleneck on a GTX 4xx or 5xx series Graphics cards trust me i have experienced that myself....
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No you're cool man. PCI-E 1.1 still has LOTS of bandwidth. The MAJOR reason that 2.0 came around was because it started the era of SLI and Crossfire. In sheer terms of performance and bandwidth I remember seeing somewhere that a 9800GX2 could run sufficiently on only 8X PCI-E 1.1. So basically that means you'll still have plenty of room for bandwidth. Just make sure you have a good enough power supply because it'll will need to pull more power from the rails since PCI-E 1.1 didn't supply as much power through it's bus as 2.0 does. biggrin.gif Enjoy you're 560TI! They're awesome cards!
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any dual core will bottleneck on a GTX 4xx or 5xx series Graphics cards trust me i have experienced that myself....

That totally depends on a LOT of things, resolution you play on, graphic detail, and even game. Games like SC2, or COD:BO are WAY MORE cpu intense than say Farcry 2, or Mass Effect 2 which are way more gpu intensive.
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Pci 16 1 is fine.
    
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