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Can you use a pci express x16 3.0 video card in pci express x16 1.0 motherboard

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May 11, 2014 2:50:25 PM

I have an old Abit KN8 SLI motherboard with 2 PCI Express x16 1.0 slots. Is it possible to use PCI Express x16 3.0 card(s) in it? Thank you.

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May 11, 2014 2:53:20 PM

Yes.
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May 11, 2014 2:57:38 PM

The PCI-E 3.0 cards are backwards compatible, so it will work.
A PCI-E 1.0 slot has one quarter the bandwidth of a PCI-E 3.0 slot. For cards like a GTX 750 Ti or R7 260X, or for slower cards, this shouldn't be a problem. For high end cards, your processor and motherboard will be a bottleneck.
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May 11, 2014 3:06:04 PM

gumbykid said:
Yes.


VincentP said:
The PCI-E 3.0 cards are backwards compatible, so it will work.
A PCI-E 1.0 slot has one quarter the bandwidth of a PCI-E 3.0 slot. For cards like a GTX 750 Ti or R7 260X, or for slower cards, this shouldn't be a problem. For high end cards, your processor and motherboard will be a bottleneck.


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