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Windows 7: Will Current Graphics Card Work OK With Hardware Upgrade?

20 Oct 2016   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
Will Current Graphics Card Work OK With Hardware Upgrade?

I am upgrading my PC system hardware, and wonder if my current graphics card will work OK with the upgrade...

My current graphics card is an ATI Radeon HD 5700 series.

My new MOBO will be an AsRock MB-970A-G/3.1 (4x240 pin DIMM 64 G DDR 3).

My new processor will be an AMD FX 8350 (8 core).

My OS is Win 7 Home Premium.

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20 Oct 2016   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT

It'll work fine :)
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23 Oct 2016   #3
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

Like RoasterMen said, it will work just fine. That was a good graphics card for its time, and will probably hold up just fine today. However, you may notice a bit of a bottleneck from the FX-8350 to the GPU if you are doing any sort of intense gaming or benchmarks. It's not a crisis, and the GPU will work fine as is, just be aware that the CPU will work faster than the GPU and the transfer of information between the two will sometimes lag a little bit. It's not going to affect the operation of your computer unless you're into some serious gaming. But if you are, a better GPU is almost a necessity anyway for today's games.
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