Aug 18, 2010
hello & thx for the help.

I've just lucked into a bit of a sweet deal on a new GFX card a VTX3D 2GB HD 6950 PCI-E 2.1

I was wondering if my Motherboard is fit to get the best out of it, with it only been PCI-E x16?.

& is my PSU upto the new demands?

Im not desperate to spend cash, but if there's a bottle neck I'd like to sort it so i can game at high gfx with dual monitors. Thx for your your help.

Spec of my system

Windows 7 ultimate 64 Bit
ASRock N68C-S
AMD Athlon II x4 635 2.90GHz
4GB DDR3 1333Mhz
(old card which ill remove) XFX ATI Radeon HD 4890 1024MB
(new card to be add) VTX3D 2GB HD 6950
Seagate ST2000DL003 6GB SATA Drive (2TB,64MB,5900RPM,Barracuda Green)

****Key Features****
Type Evo Labs 700W Modular High Efficiency
Modular PSU Ez Connectors
Multi-GPU support independent double +12V rails designed specially for dual graphic cards
AMD support supports the newest Athlon 64 CPU by AMD
Intel support supports the newest Core i5 & i7 CPU by Intel
Active PFC enhances utilization of energy
Ventilation 1 x 12cm fan
Full range AC full range input
Fan Speed Control
Energy Star
Short Circuit Protection
Over Voltage Protection
20+4 pin compatible with all motherboards available on the market

20 +4 pin x 1
Peripheral Power Connectors x 4
Floppy Power Connector x 1
SATA Power Connector x 4
PCI-E (6+2pin) x 2
ATX 12V 8pin (4+4 pin) x 1

That old x16 slot is the same speed as a pci-e 2 x8
which is the speed that sandybridge motherboards run when theyre in SLI or crossfire . It makes a tiny bit of difference to graphics performance . 2 or 3 % at most