8800 GTS compatible with p5q pro?

By Atwooooood
Nov 17, 2008
  1. I've heard that motherboards support backwards compatibility when it comes to older graphics cards, like that pci-e 2.0 x 16 is compatible with pci-e x 16, but i read somewhere i do believe that the Asus P5Q Pro motherboard has issues with supporting pci-e (not 2.0) cards.

    I'm asking cause i found a good deal on an EVGA 8800 GTS thats rarely been used for 100 bucks and if i got it, wanted to make sure it would be compatible with my board.

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,183   +225

    Go ahead and install it
  3. Atwooooood

    Atwooooood TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 63

    well i would but i dont have it yet, thats why i was asking if it would be compatible before i bought it. =/
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,183   +225

    PCI-e X16 is PCI-e X16, (2.0) or not, they should be compatible as you suspect
  5. Atwooooood

    Atwooooood TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 63

    alright thanks. i was just asking because i am almost positive i read somewhere, either a review or something of the board i have, that it had issues with using 1.0 cards in the 2.0 slot on the board.

    thanks for your help.
  6. tastegw

    tastegw TS Enthusiast Posts: 188

    do you know if that is 512 mb or the 320/640 mb series

    if its 320 or 640, dont get it. get a 9800gt for about the same price.

    i say this because i have the 8800gts 320/640 series, altho it runs miles better than my last card (x1300), there was still room for improvements.
    if that 8800gts is the 512mb version, thats a decent price if it was rarely used.

    here is a 9800gt (recertified) for $105 shipped

    what ever you do, good luck.
  7. Atwooooood

    Atwooooood TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 63

    hey tastegw, its a 640mb 8800 gts ssc edition

    what exactly does recertified mean?
  8. tastegw

    tastegw TS Enthusiast Posts: 188

    kinda like refurbished.

    was sent back, and cleared of defects or fixed to be resold.

    basicly, its new, but its not new. it should work and look like new.

    open box items can have physical blemishes, this isnt open box.

    the difference in the 320/640 gts's vs the 512's are the gpu (not sure if this is 100% true on all the 320/640's)
    but the 320/640's i saw had the g90 gpu while the 512's have the g92 gpu

    g92 gpu > g90 gpu by 15-25% in my opinion on the 8800gts models.

    standard 8800gts 512 specs:
    Chipset: g92
    Core clock: 650MHz
    Stream Processors: 128
    Memory Clock: 1940MHz
    DirectX: DirectX 10
    memory size: 512mb ddr3
    Memory Interface: 256-bit

    8800gts ssc 640mb specs:
    Chipset : g90
    Core clock: 576MHz (500 standard)
    Stream Processors: 96+
    Memory Clock: 1800MHz
    DirectX: DirectX 10
    memory size: 320mb ddr3 or 640mb ddr3
    Memory Interface: 320-bit
  9. Atwooooood

    Atwooooood TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 63

    i think i will probably go with a 9 series card.
    i was planning on getting an ATI radeon 4850, but from the start of this build, i had wanted to get an nvidia card so im glad i found a good card for a good price.

    thanks everyone for your help.
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