Compatibility check for a GA-L8LMT-USB3 Motherboard.

will a 'Gigabyte Nvidia GTX 1050 GDDR5 2GB PCI-E' fit my 'Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard' ? =)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-Nvidia-1050-GDDR5-PCI/dp/B01MG1MP73/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8&th=1#Ask
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  1. Yes, your mobo has the necessary PCIe x16 slot for a GTX 1050.
    It is only a PCIe 2.0 slot, and the graphics card is PCIe 3.0, but the loss in performance is minimal, it should be less than 5% ... don't spend money on a different board just for the PCIe 3.0, that's definitely not worth it for the extra 3 or 4 FPS.

    More importantly, if you have a mATX case, make sure the card fits in.
    Also make sure you have a PSU of sufficient output, but that should not be an issue with a GTX 1050, 350W will do.

    Cheers,
    Gaius
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  2. gaius_iulius said:
    Yes, your mobo has the necessary PCIe x16 slot for a GTX 1050.
    It is only a PCIe 2.0 slot, and the graphics card is PCIe 3.0, but the loss in performance is minimal, it should be less than 5% ... don't spend money on a different board just for the PCIe 3.0, that's definitely not worth it for the extra 3 or 4 FPS.

    More importantly, if you have a mATX case, make sure the card fits in.
    Also make sure you have a PSU of sufficient output, but that should not be an issue with a GTX 1050, 350W will do.

    Cheers,
    Gaius


    Sorry i just accidentally voted you down - first time using this site and had no idea how to reply to you, im extremely sorry.
    I have an AMD FX-6300 would this get bottlenecked by this graphics card? and also would it be worth buying considering i have a gtx 750ti ftw edition that works fine at the moment, i just want a good upgrade. If not, any other suggestions?
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  3. ipandahhh said:
    Sorry i just accidentally voted you down

    lol, no sweat


    Regarding your CPU / graphics card combination:
    You never have to worry about a graphics card bottlenecking a CPU, only vice versa.

    Is the upgrade worth it?
    That will depend on which games you play, but generally speaking: Yes. Consider a 1050 Ti, however, the 1050's 2GB of VRAM are a bit meagre.

    Alternatives for the GTX 1050:
    Well, a GTX 1060 is in a completely different league, that would be a major improvement to your 750 Ti.
    Of course the price is in a different league, too ... you might consider the GTX 1060 3GB model, it costs approx. 150 bucks less than the 6GB version.
    Personally, if I had to choose between a GTX 1050 and a GTX 1060 3GB, I'd go for the 1060, easy decision. The extra 80 bucks or so are well worth it.

    Cheers,
    Gaius
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  4. gaius_iulius said:
    ipandahhh said:
    Sorry i just accidentally voted you down

    lol, no sweat


    Regarding your CPU / graphics card combination:
    You never have to worry about a graphics card bottlenecking a CPU, only vice versa.

    Is the upgrade worth it?
    That will depend on which games you play, but generally speaking: Yes. Consider a 1050 Ti, however, the 1050's 2GB of VRAM are a bit meagre.

    Alternatives for the GTX 1050:
    Well, a GTX 1060 is in a completely different league, that would be a major improvement to your 750 Ti.
    Of course the price is in a different league, too ... you might consider the GTX 1060 3GB model, it costs approx. 150 bucks less than the 6GB version.
    Personally, if I had to choose between a GTX 1050 and a GTX 1060 3GB, I'd go for the 1060, easy decision. The extra 80 bucks or so are well worth it.

    Cheers,
    Gaius


    I've currently got enough money to purchase the 1050 that i mentioned, however i don't have enough for the 1050ti (little bit skint haha) so would it still be worth buying the 1050 or will the improvement from my 750ti to the 1050 not be worth the purchase?
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  5. While the 1050's Pascal architecture is of course superior to the 750 Ti's Kepler, I'm not sure whether I'd spend money on that particular upgrade.

    Look at the raw figures:
    750 Ti: 640 unified Shaders (what NVIDIA calls "Cuda Cores"), Clock 1020/1085MHz, Memory 2GB on a 128-bit bus.
    1050: 640 Cudas, Clock 1354/1455MHz, Memory 2GB on a 128-bit bus.

    So, the difference is a superior architecture and a 30% increase in frequency (a/k/a calculation speed). The same number of "calcuĺators" (Cuda Cores), the same memory size and type on the same bus.
    Worth spending approx. 130 bucks? To some people, sure, to others, not.

    To me .... not.
    I'd save up some more $$$ and get a GTX 1060 3GB. It's day and night, really, like I said before, the 1060 is in a totally different league.
    130 bucks for a slight improvement versus 230 bucks for a huge, really huge, improvement is an easy choice for me ... even if I'd have to wait for 3 months to be able to afford it.
    In addition, the 1050 isn't exactly future proof. You'll face the same upgrade dilemma in a year.
    With a 1060, even the small model, you'll be fine for at least 2 or 3 years, if you don't insist on playing all the latest games at High settings.

    But that's me, others will surely have a different view :)

    Cheers,
    Gaius
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  6. gaius_iulius said:
    While the 1050's Pascal architecture is of course superior to the 750 Ti's Kepler, I'm not sure whether I'd spend money on that particular upgrade.

    Look at the raw figures:
    750 Ti: 640 unified Shaders (what NVIDIA calls "Cuda Cores"), Clock 1020/1085MHz, Memory 2GB on a 128-bit bus.
    1050: 640 Cudas, Clock 1354/1455MHz, Memory 2GB on a 128-bit bus.

    So, the difference is a superior architecture and a 30% increase in frequency (a/k/a calculation speed). The same number of "calcuĺators" (Cuda Cores), the same memory size and type on the same bus.
    Worth spending approx. 130 bucks? To some people, sure, to others, not.

    To me .... not.
    I'd save up some more $$$ and get a GTX 1060 3GB. It's day and night, really, like I said before, the 1060 is in a totally different league.
    130 bucks for a slight improvement versus 230 bucks for a huge, really huge, improvement is an easy choice for me ... even if I'd have to wait for 3 months to be able to afford it.

    But that's me, others will surely have a different view :)

    Cheers,
    Gaius

    Okay, thanks a lot!
    Think i'll be saving this money then!
    Final question, will the 1060 still be compatible with my 500W PSU and AMD FX6300/Motherboard? :)
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  7. ipandahhh said:
    Final question, will the 1060 still be compatible with my 500W PSU and AMD FX6300/Motherboard? :)


    Yes, no problems there.
    But check your case specifications, to make sure the card isn't too long.
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  8. gaius_iulius said:
    ipandahhh said:
    Final question, will the 1060 still be compatible with my 500W PSU and AMD FX6300/Motherboard? :)


    Yes, no problems there.
    But check your case specifications, to make sure the card isn't too long.


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00I6BJATW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 this is my case - think it should be large enough.
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  9. Yes, that case can easily house a GTX 1060.
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  10. gaius_iulius said:
    Yes, that case can easily house a GTX 1060.


    Thanks a lot for your help - appreciate it a lot!
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  11. You're welcome.
    You won't regret waiting a bit for that 1060.
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