07-27-2011 07:33 PM
I just bought the H8 1020 and have a question about the PCI express interface. I would like to upgrade the card to something better but I am unsure of which interface is in the mother board. The MB specs just say PCIEx16 but I find it hard to believe that its not at least a PCI-E 2.0x16 but I could be wrong. I thought 2.0 was pretty much the standard now...Anyways I read that they are all backwards compatible but I was wondering if it was worth putting a better card than the hd 6570 in it. I am pretty irritated that I paid about $900 for a PC and can only play the witcher 2 at low specs.
07-27-2011 07:45 PM - last edited on 02-21-2017 02:25 PM by OscarFuentes
Did you apply the latest Witcher 2 update? BTW, where is it available for purchase? I do see it on Amazon but perhaps you know where there is a better price.
The ATI 6570 is not the best gaming video card depending on which model you have.
Please post your HP Product Number.
Download GPU-Z and it will tell you what type of memory is on the video card (DDR3 or DDR5).
07-27-2011 07:49 PM - last edited on 04-18-2016 01:19 PM by OscarFuentes
Your PCIe interface is V2.0, how you know that is from the chipset on your motherboard
Your mobo support Intel H61, this chipset support PCIe V2.0, See the link below
most current high end video card is V2.1 and its backward compatibility with V2.0 and V1.0
You are free to choose between most highest video card
PS. most important thing when you upgrade your video card is to replace your original 300w power supply
07-27-2011 08:23 PM - edited 07-27-2011 08:45 PM
What size power supply? Make and model?
What does GPU-Z say about the memory dimm types in your video card?
The bad news is even if your ATI 6570 has GDDR5 memory dimms it doesn't appear to meet the minimum video card strength that has been posted on the web at more than two different web sites.
Go to www.newegg.com and look over the prices for the AMD 6850. This make is $130 after rebate. Look over the dimensions and then do some measuring inside of your PC to see if it will fit. You'll need a good 500 watt power supply.