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Best performing PCI-Express x16 1.0 card

By pioneerx01
Nov 13, 2008
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  1. I have an older system that can support only PCI Express x16 1.0. I would like to buy the best performing card that is currently available for that.

    Any recommendations?

    oh, and that is best performing "card" in the title not "cart"
  2. Jien23

    Jien23 Newcomer, in training Posts: 20

    Hi pioneerx01
    As far as I know, all PCI-Express 2.0 cards are backwards-compatible, meaning that a PCI-Express 2.0 card will work on a motherboard with only PCI-Express 1.0 and the performance difference will be negligible.
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,284   +24

    Jien23 is correct, so you have a wide range of cards to choose from. What you can\should get depends on what kind of PSU you have, and what resolution you intend to game at, as well as your budget.
  4. pioneerx01

    pioneerx01 TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 345

    Yes, I have heard something like that.
    I am looking for card around $150 ($200 if it is worth it) and I have 700W PSU. And for the resolution, it would be best as possible under the previous two parameters.
    So, with this new information of to Newegg I go. (they are right "once you know you newegg")

    Any recommendations are still appreciated

    Thanks
    -Pioneer
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,284   +24

    What brand of PSU do you have? Unless it is a rubbish brand like Rocketfish, you should be okay IMO.

    As for the card, a little over $200 will get you an HD 4870, which is a step-down from a GTX 280.
  6. pioneerx01

    pioneerx01 TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 345

  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,284   +24

    That is not a good PSU, being made by ATNG, who make only low-end PSUs as far as my memory serves.

    Still, it should handle those cards, although I'd recommend this card as a better-performing alternative that is also cheaper.
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