Is my Motherboard compatible with the newer graphics card...

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Evoking1230, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Evoking1230

    Evoking1230 Junior Member

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    Hi All,

    Ive really been out of touch in the PC world, but its time to upgrade my son's gaming rig.

    He has a MSI 760GMA-P34 (FX) motherboard.

    Would I be able to run a
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 DirectX 12 GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING 6G 6GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 ATX Video Card

    I know I have to upgrade his power supply. He currently has a 300W but I was thinking of getting a 700W Power supply.

    And If I am able to run that combo, would i need to upgrade anything else?

    If I cant upgrade, what motherboard would you recommend?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. CraptacularOne

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    It should work fine in that motherboard. What CPU does he have in it currently? Honestly I would look into a complete overhaul if your budget permits, pretty much every single AMD CPU that fits into that board will be a pretty substantial bottleneck in performance with a GTX 1060. May bhe a better idea to look into a Ryzen 5 based CPU if you want to stay with AMD or maybe look into a Intel Pentium G4560 based system.
     
  4. Evoking1230

    Evoking1230 Junior Member

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    Shoot, I totally forgot about considering whether the CPU would be able to keep up.

    Thank you for your insight, much appreciated.
     
  5. RLGL

    RLGL Senior member

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    It may be best to contact MSI and get their opinion hardware wise. Also Nvidia to see if the rig meets the requirements for the software to run