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Does Any Motherboard Work With Any GPU?

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Just now, TRBES said:

I Might Build A PC in The Future so i really need to know 😄

It depends.

 

If your board has a pcie slot the gpu can fit in it will work. Which is almost any board on the market.

 

However what is more important here is the power supply. If the psu cannot handle the gpu (be it wattage or be it because its a low quality piece of crap) then it wont work.

 

 

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Yes.

 

There are some GPUs, RX 6500 XT and RX 6400, that need PCIe 4.0 to get decent performance. For both Intel and AMD a 500 series board or above has this, Intel also needs to be 11th gen or newer. It will work on PCIe 3.0, but these cards will be bottlenecked due to them being x4.

 

If you go for Intel Arc you'll need resizable bar for good performance. Pretty much any recent CPU and motherboard has support for it. It will work without it but it's really not a good idea.

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A lot of modern video cards won't work in very old computers even though they have pci-e slot, if those computers don't have a UEFI compatible bios. 

 

Some of the old Dell optiplex with old intel i3 and i5 processors (1st, 2nd gen) are example of such computers.

 

 

 

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I don't think so.

I was a freelance 3D artist and a long time gamer so I have had lots of computers and even more video cards.

I bought 8 30 series cards and have kept 7.

 

Usually the result of a bad combo is stutter. 

 It has happened to me with the 9th,10th, 20th and 30 series.

 

All I have to do to fix it is swop out cards since I have more than one computer. The is not an option for most. 

 

The first time I came across it was with an EVGA GTX 970 in 2014. It micro stuttered everywhere. At the time I had 4 Gigabyte motherboards. Basically 4 revisions of the same board. The card was in a i7 2600k computer and I put it in a i5 2500k computer and no more stutters. 

 

The next card had issues with the same i7 2600k computer that stuttered with the 970. It was my EVGA 1080 SC. The computer had a GTX 570, 570, 680, 970, 980, 980 ti, 1080 and a 1080 ti in is lifetime and stuttered with 2.

The GTX 1080 was a little different since it stuttered with some diver versions and not others. I used DDU a lot with it. It was only fixed when I put the card in an i7 6700k computer.

 

I also had a Gigabyte Extreme 1080 that had driver crashes all the time and it was replaced with the EVGA 1080.  That card turned out fine in another system as well.

 

With the 20 series it was my EVGA XC 2080 ti.  It did not like my i7 8700k computer but liked my i7 8086k computer that used the same Hero X motherboard. I learned later that the Hero X was faulty(memory issue) and was replaced with an AORUS Ultra.

 

With the 30 series it was my EVGA XC3 Ultra 3080 ti when it was in my 5800x computer. It stuttered in only a few games but in the i9 9900k computer it did not stutter at all.

The 5800x was fine with an EVGA FTW3 Ultra 3080 ti and an MSI Gaming X trio 3080 ti. 

The system now has a FTW3 Ultra 3090 ti and a 5900x that run perfectly.

 

Since I used SLI with the GTX 980 tis and GTX 1080 tis I have had powerful PSUs but I did have issues with my Corsair 850 watt PSUs and my 2 FTW3 Ultra 2080 tis. They sometimes would not turn on unless I switched off the PSUs or unplugged from the wall. 

Upgrading to 1000 watt PSUs fixed it but an expert thought It was the motherboard/GPU combo that caused it. My XC 2080 ti is still on a 850 corsair with no issues so I think they were right.

 

 

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1 hour ago, TRBES said:

I Might Build A PC in The Future so i really need to know 😄

Yes. PCIe is backwards compatible. 

 

I am currently testing ATIs first generation PCIe video card, the X600. Works fine, I've even modded the cards bios for enhanced frequency. And is installed in a B660-G with a 12400F. 

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