** Any recommendation/ suggestion on which nVidia gpu I should use for EVGA 132-YW-E179-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 790i SLI FTW motherboard ???
It has to be a non-UEFI Bios card using VGA-Legacy firmware since 790i FTW motherboard does not support UEFI.
Thinking of GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 Windforce OC 2048MB 2GB GDDR5
or Asus GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP or Asus GTX 660Ti DirectCU II TOP.
The GTX 680's were released in March 2012 or just over 5 years ago. Should be able to get one for $60 to $80., GTX 670 for $50 to $60 and GTX 660 Ti for $40.
GTX 670 performs better than GTX 660Ti and about the same as a GTX 760.
The mother board has a rough time with MSI AMD Radeon R9 280x card (Oct 2013) VGA-Legacy// and it won't boot at all to Windows using MSI HD 6870 (Dec 2010) unless you uninstall AMD Driver.
It seems AMD GPU's are terrible for the EVGA NForce 790i SLI FTW motherboard. Big time driver issues. Guess that is why we have nVidia chipset mobo for nVidia gpu's to work best with it.
I like to get a high end nVidia gpu and believe the GTX 670, then GTX 680 is the most extreme as should not bottleneck with QX9650 cpu @ 4.0GHz vcore 1.325v and
Patriot ddr3 PVS34G1600LLK (7-7-7-20) 4GB (2X2GB) 1600Mhz becomes (8-11-11-30 -2T) @ 1.90V with 8GB memory installed. Linked & Synced - won't boot or work otherwise.
Thought about the 4GB (Vram) GTX 670 but its too wide and wouldn't be able to do SLI and if I did ... there would be heat problem because of no space between gpu's.
#Appears we have a new winner: GeForce GTX 680 EVGA SC Edition or FTW+ after watching a You Tube video being run on a 680i mobo.
YouTube for ZOTAC GeForce GTX 680 on EVGA 790i Ultra SLI: www dot youtube dot com /watch?v=Ol72Berq1xE
If you GOOGLE this without the quotations: " EVGA 790i Ultra SLI (S/N: 4175) Проверка " it will bring up search link to You Tube.
Thank You! Other Over Clocking methods/ set ups would be appreciated.
post edited by RICHJR - 2017/06/18 16:12:38