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Old 10-15-2008, 07:48 PM   #1
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Question Stupid Question about Motherboard compatibility with Video Cards.

Is every motherboard with a PCI express 16x slot compatible with both Nvidia and ATI cards? It is something that has been bugging me for the longest time. like is this "ASUS P5Q Pro ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 2PCI-E16 CrossFire 3PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN eSATA Motherboard" compatible with Nvidia cards? I know it wont work with two Nvidia cards but will it support one nvidia or alternatively 2 ati cards right? Its just one of those things... lol
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:09 PM   #2
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Default Re: Stupid Question about Motherboard compatibility with Video Cards.

Yes. Any motherboard with a PCIe x16 slot is compatible with any PCIe video card whether it's made by ATI or Nvidia.


The Asus P5Q will run two ATI cards in Crossfire or a single Nvidia video card. It is not SLI compatible.
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:41 AM   #3
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Default Re: Stupid Question about Motherboard compatibility with Video Cards.

Yes. Just as Atomic said, it will definitely work.
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:50 PM   #4
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Okay guys, Thanks A lot! something that I finally got informed about. thanks.
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:03 PM   #5
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Default Re: Stupid Question about Motherboard compatibility with Video Cards.

Yes. However, if you want either SLI or Crossfire, you'll need a dedicated motherboard for either configuration.
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Default Re: Stupid Question about Motherboard compatibility with Video Cards.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131299

Yeah this motherboard can run both cards. Just not 2 Nvidia cards

Just make sure you get a PCi-E verison 2.0 video card
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Default Re: Stupid Question about Motherboard compatibility with Video Cards.

Single ones will work in any PCI Express motherboard. But, when you're running 2 together. It's a different story. Each motherboard is either SLI or Crossfire certified. As Atomic Rooster said, one will work no problem. But when running 2 cards together. It's one or the other.
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:10 AM   #8
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131299

Yeah this motherboard can run both cards. Just not 2 Nvidia cards

Just make sure you get a PCi-E verison 2.0 video card
No, that does not support SLi, just Crossfire. And you don't need a PCI-E 2.0 card, it's backwards compatible.
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