Windows 10: Can I swap-out this GPU for this one?

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    Windows 10 64-bit Home v1709 (OS Build 16299.192)
       20 Jun 2017 #1

    Can I swap-out this GPU for this one?


    My PCs motherboard is a 6yr old Gigabyte GA-P67-UD3-B3. The expansion slots for this motherboard are identified as;
    • PCI Express 2.0x16, 2 (x16, x8),
    • 3 x PCI Express x1
    • 2 x PCI Slots.


    My PC has a 5yr old EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti installed in one of the PCI Express 2.0x16 slots
    & has a max of only CUDA 2.1. The card works but newer video editing software calls for a better GPU with support for at least CUDA 3.0.

    I'm confused looking at replacing the GPU because the new card I'm looking to purchase says "Interface - PCI 3.0".

    Will this newer GPU work properly in my older motherboard?
    Thanks!
    George




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  2. Posts : 11,693
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       20 Jun 2017 #2

    It will work, they are backward compatible. What card are you looking to upgrade to?
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  3. Posts : 305
    Windows 10 64-bit Home v1709 (OS Build 16299.192)
    Thread Starter
       20 Jun 2017 #3

    Dude said: View Post
    It will work, they are backward compatible. What card are you looking to upgrade to?
    Thanks! So now performance issues? That's great.

    I have a EVGA GTX 560 Ti now & need a physically similar sized card for space reasons. I was looking at the Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti D5 4G or similar. According to nVidia it's CUDA 6.1. I need CUDA 3.0 or better.

    Is the GTX 1050 Ti a good card?

    If the card somehow doesn't work well on the older MB (Gigabyte GA-P67-UD3-B3 w/ Intel i5-2500K), I'll swap out the old with a new MB, Ryzen 1700 CPU, RAM & keep the GTX 1050 Ti.

    George
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  4. Posts : 11,693
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       20 Jun 2017 #4

    It is a good card, for not much more you can get a 1060 with more vram
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  5.    20 Jun 2017 #5

    I read an article earlier saying that Nvidia GPU's are being driven up because the lack of RX 580 480's etc ....
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  6.    20 Jun 2017 #6

    Dude said: View Post
    It is a good card, for not much more you can get a 1060 with more vram
    I checked online and those 1060's no matter who makes them are 300.00 or over in price, the 1050's are almost half those prices.
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  7. Posts : 11,693
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       20 Jun 2017 #7

    solarstarshines said: View Post
    I read an article earlier saying that Nvidia GPU's are being driven up because the lack of RX 580 480's etc ....
    OldMike65 said: View Post
    I checked online and those 1060's no matter who makes them are 300.00 or over in price, the 1050's are almost half those prices.
    Been a while since I looked at prices. They used to be closer I thought.
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  •    20 Jun 2017 #8

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    I checked online and those 1060's no matter who makes them are 300.00 or over in price, the 1050's are almost half those prices.
    Wow some of them are $599.00 might as well buy a 1080

    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 DirectX 12 GTX 1060 ARMOR 3G OCV1 3GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready ATX Video Card - Newegg.com

    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 3GB DirectX 12 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready ATX Video Graphics Card - Newegg.com
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  • Posts : 305
    Windows 10 64-bit Home v1709 (OS Build 16299.192)
    Thread Starter
       21 Jun 2017 #9

    I use Vegas Video Editing 14 & it seems the software preforms best with AMD graphic cards which are in short supply. The ones that are recommended & available are $500 +.

    A-a-a-a-a-a!
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  • Posts : 10,539
    Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Pro Insider
       28 Jun 2017 #10

    Prices are being driven up because of bitcoin miners. They are buying almost everything in sight, except most of the real high end cards.
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