updating my Graphics card.

whitekidcory

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I am thinking about purchasing a RX470 for my pc but don't know if my motherboard will be too old to support it because it is only a gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P. If i do need a new one what am I looking for? also my CPU is AMD in case it will affect anyone answer.
 

raisonjohn

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Your motherboard has no problems supporting an RX470. It just requires a PCIex16 slot. Although the GPU is PCIe v3.0, it is backward-compatible with your MB which has a PCIe v2.0. The GPU will run in PCIe2.0 speed though, but, is not at all noticeable.

As to your CPU (FX series) bottlenecking the performance of the RX470, there *might be*, there *might be not*. Really depends on the game you play, or how much you overclock the CPU. But there's a high chance, especially when playing CPU-intensive games (but probably in worst-case scenarios only).

I'd also look into your PSU though, if it has enough power for this upgrade.
 

Dark Lord of Tech

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Perfect fine to run a PCIE 3.0 CARD IN A 2.0 SLOT , virtually no loss in performance
https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Impact-of-PCI-E-Speed-on-Gaming-Performance-518/
Impact of PCI-E Speed on Gaming Performance
 

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Awesome that's all I needed to know. Thank you so much.
 

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