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Will this graphics card work?

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TheChas

Looking over the specifications for both the motherboard and the video card, I think OH Smeg was just typing too fast.

The PNY GTX650 card will not run as fast as it can because the Gigabyte GA-970-D3 motherboard only supports PCIe 2.0. Therefore, you will not have the full bus transfer speed of a PCIe 3.0 slot.

Looking over video card specifications, you will need to spend more money and consider a larger power supply to upgrade to a faster card like the GTX670. But, you would still have the limitation of the PCIe 2.0 slot on the motherboard.

Here is an article with speed and power requirement comparisons.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/NVIDIA-Chips-Comparison-Table/132

The GTX650 looks like a pretty good compromise between performance and power requirements.

Chas