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Pci express 3.0 x 16 on pci express x16

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April 19, 2013 2:14:49 PM

I wonder can we putt a pci e 3.0 on a pci 1.0 x16 cause my computer is old i only need a new video card for my needs ?? thanks
April 19, 2013 2:18:42 PM

Yes. PCIe is backwards compatible.
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April 19, 2013 2:28:15 PM




This is **sorta-kinda** general performance

Gen3 has 2X the bandwidth of Gen2
Gen2 has 2X the bandwidth of Gen1
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PCIe Gen1 x16 (lanes) is roughly similar in bandwidtyh to PCIe Gen3 x4 (lanes)

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