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Pci express x16 2.0 compatible with just x16?

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by Delta6326, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. Delta6326

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    wandering if i get a XFX 4650 if ti will work on a older computer like 2004ish it has pci express will it work? it has xp with 2gb of ddr has a old like 7600gs i will have to update drivers
     
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    Yes it will work just fine.
    They are backwards compatible.
     
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    sweet thanks time to give newegg more money :)
     
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    Yes, PCI-E is both backward and forward compatible.
    Depends on what you are using the card for, you might want to get a 4650 GDDR3 or a 4670.
     
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    will be mainly for watching videos, surfing the web and only game is WoW at low res screen its a crt
     
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    In that case, that card will be more than enough :toast:
    From what I've heard, WoW isn't very demanding (although I've never tried it)
     
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    Actually WoW is really a jerk in that aspect.
    It plays great in older Hardware, but it just overall sucks in newer hardware.
    So I strongly recommand the OP to get a 4670 (GDDR4 is even better) because that outdated engine sucks a tone of bandwidth.
     
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    the only thing is i cant go over $60 i forgot to say that
     
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    cmon! just $4 more for this
    edit: $54.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate
     
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    MSI vs XFX I would go with XFX. Had 2 MSI cards fail before and after a year and none of the XFX cards have ever even hinted at failure. My 250 still works well too and yeah that’s XFX.
     
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    Alternative

    or this

    i have no idea what EAH is though, that might make a difference
     
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    Go with the Asus card. I'd be willing to paypal you a couple bucks if you need it.
     
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    that asus card would be better becasue it's like the equivilant of the Vapor X or xfx's XXX series.
     
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    oh okay
    i don't know anything practical about graphics card :laugh:
    just the theory ;)
    what does the EAH mean?
     
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    thanks for the offer but i cant take any money

    I will check out those cards listed
     
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    Search for forums for used ones :)
    i know someone selling a 3870 for about £25
     

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