Solved How can I tell if my motherboard has a PCI Express x16 2.0 graphics slot or a 3.0 graphics slot? Tags: PCI Express Motherboards Graphics Last response: December 31, 2013 8:12 AM in Motherboards Share st0nnec0ld December 31, 2013 8:02:12 AM In the motherboard, it just says "PCIe x16" next to the graphics slot. I tried finding out the name of it before but I couldn't. This is an Acer PC I bought which I am planning on upgrading. I'm planning on getting one of these graphics cards: - http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-MSI-R7770-PMD1GD5-AMD-RADEO... - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sapphire-AMD-Radeon-HD-7770-PCI... - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sapphire-FleX-AMD-Radeon-HD-777... I know they are pretty much the same card... but does the manufacturer matter? Two of them are called GHz edition. Are the 2.0 and 3.0 stuff really necessary? More about : motherboard pci express x16 graphics slot graphics slot Best solution wehler53 a b V Motherboard December 31, 2013 8:11:36 AM Every r7770 is the same card they are all Built on the reference card reason makes and the individual company's just stick after market coolers on them and they might overclock them As for the question you'll be fine if it turns out it's a 2.0 and not 3.0 your cards will still run fine and you won't see much if a performance difference! Share wehler53 a b V Motherboard December 31, 2013 8:12:48 AM Radeon* stupid iPhone auto correct m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedwill a graphics card with PCI Express 2.0 x16 work with my 3.0 PCI Express x16 expansion slot? Forum SolvedPCI Express 3.0 x16 graphic card on PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot? Forum PCI-E3.0 (x16) Graphics Card in PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot possible? Forum SolvedWill this graphic card work the same in the PCI Express 2.0 x16 1(running at x4) slot? Forum SolvedExpresscard slot 2.0 supports pci express 3.0 graphics card Forum PCI Express 3.0 Graphics card not working with 2.0 slot Forum Does a pci express x16 3.0 graphic card works on pci express x16 1.0 slot? Forum PCI EXPRESS x16 1.0 SLOT SUPPORTS PCI EXPRESS x16 3.0 GRAPHIC CARD Forum Will pci express 3.0 x16 card work in pci 2.0 x16 slot? Forum Will a graphics card with a pci express 3.0 x16 work with a motherboard with a pci express 2.0 x15? Forum SolvedWill pci express 3.0 x16 card work in pci 2.0 x8 slot Forum motherboard has 2.0 pci express x16 BUT graphics card has 3.0 x16 pci express Forum Should I buy a PCI-Express 2.0 graphics card if my motherboard has PCI-Express slot 1.0? Forum Will a pci express 3.0 gpu fit with a pci express x16 slot on the motherboard Forum Solvedwhat is the best graphics card to get for the pci express slot x16 version 1.0 guys? Please help me Forum SolvedGraphics Card for PCI Express X16 Slot Forum How do i tell between graphics card failure, or motherboard PCI-E slot failure? Forum About £100 - £150 budget - what is the best PCI-E 3.0 x16 card for a PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot on a P6T Deluxe/OC Palm motherboard? Forum Solvedwill PCI-E 3.0 Bus Standard graphics card work on PCI-Express x16 2.0 Forum SolvedPCI-e 2.0 slot with PCI-e 3.0 graphics card. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !