PCI-E 2.0 in a PCI-E Slot?

DirtBikeRidr

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Hey guys I have a Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Mobo, it says it doesn't support PCI-E 2.0 but can I buy a 2.0 card and use it on the standard pci-e slot? will i get the same performance? Its hard finding a regular pci-e card. I edit videos and play the usual steam games, btw.
 

disturbed13

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i dont belive that you can get the same performance
i wouldnt be surprised to see that you could use it
but i doubt that it would be optimized for the performance
 

nevermind1534

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The only motherboards that support PCIe 2.0 are ones with the newer nvidia chipsets (x58 might, as well). There's still no real performance gains from 2.0 yet.
 

Cabbs

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Performance is pretty identical. Don't let it be the deciding factor when buying motherboards.
 

disturbed13

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no one has really answered his question for sure
i honestly dont know

so the question is
can a 2.0 PCI-E be used in a 1.0 slot?
 

Atomic Rooster

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can I buy a 2.0 card and use it on the standard pci-e slot? will i get the same performance? Its hard finding a regular pci-e card. I edit videos and play the usual steam games, btw.
so the question is
can a 2.0 PCI-E be used in a 1.0 slot?
Yes, you can use a PCIe 2.0 video card in a PCIe x16 slot. They are backwards compatible. The performance differences are negligible and nothing you'll really notice.
 
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