PCIE 2.0 vs PCIE 3.0 Tags: Performance Graphics Last response: October 25, 2013 6:54 PM in Graphics & Displays Share py4163 September 30, 2013 10:05:01 PM My MB has PCIE 2.0 slots. Will the 3.0 cards work and are there any performance disadvantages More about : pcie pcie Reply to py4163 babernet_1 September 30, 2013 10:45:38 PM Yes, 3.0 cards will fit in 2.0 slots. With the Titan, PCI-E 2.0 is about 5% slower. Lower GPU's such as 7970's and 660Ti's will have less of an affect. Reply to babernet_1 UltimateDeep September 30, 2013 10:49:04 PM Yup, they'll work. All PCI-E 3.0 Cards are backwards compatible with PCI-E 2.0. You'll be happy to note that you won't notice any performance differences. Reply to UltimateDeep Related resources PCI-E 3.0 vs 2.0 - Forum PCIE 2.0 vs 3.0 - Forum 2.0 vs 3.0 pci-e - Forum PCI-e 1.0 vs PCI-e 2.0 with a PCI-e 3.0 card - Forum PCI-e 2.0 N470GTX vs PCI-e 3.0 650GTX - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer py4163 September 30, 2013 10:55:56 PM Thanks I looking at the EVGA GeForce GTX 650 SUPERCLOCKED 2048MB GDDR5 for a low budget choice. Seems to have good reviews. Any pros or cons with this card? Reply to py4163 Lightbulbie October 25, 2013 6:09:15 PM If you can, get an GTX 650 TI BOOST. EVGA has a Superoverclocked version of this at a 192-bit rate. It'll be perfect for you if you're in a budget. Reply to Lightbulbie babernet_1 October 25, 2013 6:54:11 PM Yes, the PCI-E 2.0 bus will be great with a 650 class card. No problem at all. Reply to babernet_1 Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedPCIe 2.0 vs PCIe 3.0 Impact on games Forum SolvedFX-8320 with pcie 2.0 v/s 3570 with pcie 3.0 for next-gen games only Forum SolvedPCI-E 3.0 x8, x8, x8 vs PCI-E 2.0 x16, x8, x8? Forum SolvedPCI-E 2.0 vs PCI-E 3.0 Forum pcie 2.0 motherboard vs pcie 3.0 graphics card Forum SolvedRAID controllers: PCIe 2.0 vs PCIe 3.0 Forum SolvedPCI-E 2.0 vs PCI-E 3.0 Forum PCIe 2.0 vs. PCIe 3.0 Forum PCIe 2.0 vs 3.0 Forum SolvedEffect of PCI-E 2.0 vs 3.0? Forum SolvedNeed Help on Motherboards, PCI-E 2.0 vs 3.0 Forum pcie 2.0 vs pcie 3.0 Forum 3570k or 2600k/2700k and pci-e 2.0 vs 3.0, help me! Forum PCIe 2.0 vs PCIe 3.0 Forum PCIe 2.0 vs PCIe 3.0 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !