Will 2nd Card in SLI Run in a PCIe 3.0 x4 Slot? Tags: Performance Bandwidth Graphics Graphics Cards SLI Last response: February 21, 2014 8:01 AM in Graphics & Displays Share busyforgod February 21, 2014 7:58:16 AM I'm thinking about getting the PCIe 2.0 x2 RAIDR Express for my Maximus VI Formula but the board's 2.0 slots are x1 so...I'll have to install it in a 3.0 slot to avoid a performance hit. Configuration: 1st card x8----2nd card x4----RAIDR x4 How much bandwidth does the SECOND graphics card NEED in SLI? Can it hit PEAK performance in a PCIe 3.0 x4 slot or would it need x8 as a minimum? More about : 2nd card sli run pcie slot Reply to busyforgod Ahmadjon a c 170 U Graphics card February 21, 2014 8:01:13 AM Maximus VI formula must be x8x8. You should be fine with this since the board is SLI certified! Reply to Ahmadjon m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedDo I need a Ivy Bridge CPU in order to run a PCIE 3.0 Card in a PCIE 2.0 slot? Forum PCIe 3.0 x8 card in PCIe 2.0 x16 slot: will it run in PCIe 2.0 x8 or x16 mode? Forum Solvedis it worth running pci-e 3.0 card on a pci-e x16 slot Forum Running Graphics Card in 2nd PCI-E slot on MSI X58 Pro-E Forum Solvedz87-a PCIe 2nd slot sli Forum SolvedWill a R9 270x which a PCI-E 3.0 card apply to a PCI-E 2.0 slot? Forum SolvedCan a PCIE 3.0 Graphic card fit on my Pcie 1.0 Slot of my Motherboard Forum SolvedPCIe 3.0 graphics card in a PCIe 1.0 PCie slot. Forum SolvedPCI-e 2.0 slot with PCI-e 3.0 graphics card. Forum Solveddo a pci-e 3.0 card get hot or reach the maxmium temp when it install on a pci-e 2.0 slot? Forum Solvedcan i sli with 1xpcie 3.0x16 slot, and a pcie 2.0x1 slot? Forum SolvedPCI-E 3.0 Slot and Card @PCI-E 2.0? Forum SolvedRunning PCI-e 3.0 slot in 2.0 mode? Forum SolvedAsus M4A77D PCIE2.0x16 slot will it handle a PCIE3.0 card? Forum Solvedcrossfire and sli on a pcie 3.0 x16 and pcie 2.0 x4 Forum SolvedWill a pcie 3.0 graphics card work in a 2.0 slot? Forum SolvedHow bottlenecked would a PCIe 3.0 x16 card be in a 2.0 8x slot? Forum SolvedPCI-E 3.0 x16 running at x4 2.0 Forum SolvedPCI-e x16 3.0 card in a PCI-e x16 x 2.0 slot? Forum SolvedWill a usb 3.0 pcie card work at full speed on a pcie 1.0 slot? 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 !