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Will PCI-E 2.0 x16 GPU work on PCI-E x16 slot???

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 12, 2013 12:30:41 AM

Wanna buy a gpu for my system, my motherboard supports "PCI-E x16" but everywhere in market graphic cards are specified by "PCI-E 2.0 x16". I am confused will PCI-E 2.0 x16 gpu work on my motherboards's PCI-E x16 slot or not??

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October 12, 2013 12:39:00 AM

The graphics card will work fine, but will have lower bandwidth CPU <-> GPU so you might get slightly lower fps in games etc.

PCIe x16 pretty much has the same bandwidth as PCIe 2.0 x8.
October 12, 2013 2:04:35 AM

will it be able to play games smoothly or it will cause lag? and if it is then how could i overcome through this problem?