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 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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l Related resources SLI x16/x16 vs x8/x8, PCIe 3.0 vs 2.0 - Forum PCI-E 2.0 vs PCI-E 3.0 - Forum M3A79 T-Deluxe PCIe 2.0 vs 3.0 - Forum PCI-E 2.0 vs 3.0 on high end video card. - Forum pcie 2.0 motherboard vs pcie 3.0 graphics card - 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? m 0 l 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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedPCI-E 3.0 vs 2.0 Forum SolvedPCIE 2.0 vs 3.0 Forum Solved2.0 vs 3.0 pci-e Forum SolvedPCI-e 1.0 vs PCI-e 2.0 with a PCI-e 3.0 card Forum SolvedPCI-e 2.0 N470GTX vs PCI-e 3.0 650GTX Forum SolvedPCIe 2.0 vs PCIe 3.0 Impact on games Forum PCI-E 3.0 X16 vs PCI-E 2.0 X16 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 SolvedRAID controllers: PCIe 2.0 vs PCIe 3.0 Forum SolvedPCI-E 2.0 vs PCI-E 3.0 Forum r9 280x pcie 2.0 or 3.0/ vapour x vs dual x Forum SolvedEffect of PCI-E 2.0 vs 3.0? Forum SolvedNeed Help on Motherboards, PCI-E 2.0 vs 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 !