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Can an old motherboard support new graphic cards

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Im planning to buy a used XFX R7 360 2GB GDDR5. Im just not shore if it will be compadible with my old motherboard.

My PC specs:

Motherboard-  Asus P6X58D-E (2010)

Ram- 12GB

CPU- I7 950

Power supply- 500W

PCI-E 2.0 x16

My current GC- GTX 550 TI 1GB

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PCIe 3.0 is downwards compatible, so yes, any new GPU would work.

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1 minute ago, Vastery said:

Im planning to buy a used XFX R7 360 2GB GDDR5. Im just not shore if it will be compadible with my old motherboard.

My PC specs:

Motherboard-  Asus P6X58D-E (2010)

Ram- 12GB

CPU- I7 950

Power supply- 500W

PCI-E 2.0 x16

My current GC- GTX 550 TI 1GB

In short: yes, that videocard will work in your motherboard.

 

PCIE is backwards and forwards compatible. Meaning new motherboards will work with old PCIE devices, but also vice versa; new videocards will work with new motherboards.

 

Whether it makes much sense, is up to you though. The R7 360 wasn't exactly a high performing videocard when it came out. Maybe going a step higher like an R9 380 might be a better idea. Or even an RX 480/580.

But whether those will work will depend on the exact PSU you have 


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I saw many old motherboards that can't handle some new graphics cads. But they was mostly Gigabyte old crappy LGA775 mobos. In ASUS case everything should work.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
32 minutes ago, minibois said:

In short: yes, that videocard will work in your motherboard.

 

PCIE is backwards and forwards compatible. Meaning new motherboards will work with old PCIE devices, but also vice versa; new videocards will work with new motherboards.

 

Whether it makes much sense, is up to you though. The R7 360 wasn't exactly a high performing videocard when it came out. Maybe going a step higher like an R9 380 might be a better idea. Or even an RX 480/580.

But whether those will work will depend on the exact PSU you have 

I found a cheap one for 40 euro, can it at least run modern games on 720p medium

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