Solved About GPU Compatibility Tags: USB3 Gigabyte Motherboards GPUs Compatibility Last response: September 27, 2013 10:01 PM in Motherboards Share Neerajjuneja September 27, 2013 9:32:44 PM I have GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 Motherboard, it has PCIe X16 2.0/1 . The Graphic Card I chose is Radeon HD 7790, which has PCIe X16 3.0 . I wanted to ask, whether this will be compatible? If yes, then How much effect on the performance is visible in gaming, 3D movies, Full HD movies? If not, please suggest a good graphic card within the same range as that of Radeon HD 7790 1GB GDDR5 for PCIe X16 2.0 compatibility. THanks in advance. More about : gpu compatibility Reply to Neerajjuneja ACTechy a b V Motherboard September 27, 2013 9:36:57 PM This is completely compatible. PCI-E is backwards compatible. You won't see any hit on performance at all. Reply to ACTechy Neerajjuneja September 27, 2013 9:47:17 PM But, technically there exist some difference with the speed of 2.0 slot and 3.0 slot. How can you assure that there wont be any drop in performance? Thanks for the quick reply. :-) Reply to Neerajjuneja Related resources About GPU + PSU Compatibility - Forum Question about CPU, GPU and Motherboard compatibility. - Forum Final answer to my friend About GPU motherboard compatibility - Forum Question about Case, Mobo, and SLI GPU compatibility - Forum Q about Mobo Compatibility with CPU & GPU - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution ACTechy a b V Motherboard September 27, 2013 9:51:10 PM Neerajjuneja said:But, technically there exist some difference with the speed of 2.0 slot and 3.0 slot. How can you assure that there wont be any drop in performance? Thanks for the quick reply. :-) Technically, yes. But you would probably never notice the difference. The PCI-3.0 performance increase is negligible over 2.0 for most setups in most scenarios (real life only 5-7% gains). http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/07/18/pci_express_2... Reply to ACTechy Neerajjuneja September 27, 2013 10:01:23 PM Thanks. Reply to Neerajjuneja Ask the community Post an answer Related resources : ForumSolvedConfused about "backwards" compatibility with video cards ForumSolvedupgrading ram; questions about compatibility ForumSolvedQuestion about PC Part Picker compatibility ForumSolvedneed help please about graphic compatibility ForumSolvedI need to know more about PCIe compatibility ForumSolvedcompatibility of gpu with my pc Forum7900 GT SLi Help. Confused about GPU compatability ForumSolvedNew GPU compatibility with my current system ForumSolvedWondering about motherboard compatibility ForumSolvedGPU Compatibility Problems ForumSolvedMotherboard compatibility with this GPU and CPU ForumSolvedgpu PCI EX compatibility ForumSolvedAnxious about RAM Compatibility ForumSolvedDirect X 10 GPU and direct X 11.1 GPU compatibility with motherboard? ForumSolvedDDR memory compatibility Mobo/GPU More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !