Compatibility of Power Color HD Radeon 6970 with Intel DG33 FB

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shubhankar_venkatesh

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Hey this the Expansion Slot Configuration of My Intel DG33FB original motherboard

Expansion Slot(s) 1.0 x PCI Express x1 ( 1.8 V ) - DIMM 240-pin , 3.0 x PCI - LGA775 Socket , 4.0 x Memory , 3.0 x Processor , 1.0 x PCI Express x16


Will that be enough for Installing Power Color or Asus HD Radeon 6970 2GB Graphic Card
Interface PCI Express 2.1

I have bought Corsair GS 800 PSU for Powering the Graphic Card. My Processor is Intel Quad Core Q6600 with 4 GB DDR2 Ram ??
 

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So, looks like I have to buy a new motherboard and processor altogether. Please suggest about configuration mentioned below I m planning to buy now.

1. Asus P7H55 16GB DDR3 Motherboard
2. Intel Core i7-2600 3.40 GHz Processor
3. Asus Radeon HD6970 2GB GDDR ATI PCI E Graphic Cards (EAH6970 DCII-2DI4S-2GD5)
4. 2*4 GB DDR3 RAM
5. NZXT EVO Tempest Gaming Cabinet and
6. Corsair Gaming Series GS 800 PSU.
7. Running 2*1TB 7200 RPM and 2*2TB 5900 RPM HDDs

I was guessing about whether the card will fit into the cabinet ??
Please give your suggestion about the config. I am to order the first three rest I already have ordered.

 

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Sorry I am compelled to make some corrections here:



I have an HD 6970 running on a LGA775 motherboard; it's PCIe 1.1 and it works great.

PCIe (so far) is backwards compatible. The major differences are bandwidth and power rating.

PCIe 1.0 and 1.1 are 250MB/s per lane in each direction (that's the x16, x8, x4, x1 you see in technical specs)
PCIe 2.0 and 2.1 are 500MB/s

so a PCIe 1.1 x16 slot is basically equal to a PCIe 2.0 x8 slot in terms of bandwidth.

Tom has a great review that can answer more of your questions:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pci-express-scaling-p67-chipset-gaming-performance,2887-9.html

Quote from that review: "Enthusiasts on lower budgets will find a general performance loss of 2% to 4% when switching from an x16 to an x8 slot."

But it looks like you have the budget for building a beast of a computer, so have fun!
 

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Thanks Dude... I have been waiting for this too long finally I am having it. :)




 
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