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Confusion about PCIe slots

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May 27, 2014 8:52:53 AM

Actually I am planning to buy a ATI Radeon R7 240 1GB DDR5 CARD. But I have an ASUS P5G41TLMX Mainboard which has PCIe 2.0 while the card asks of 3.0 . I want to know will i be able to run the card and even if I am able to run it will it be low on performance due to the older PCIe version?
Please help me guys and thanks for you guys in advance.

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May 27, 2014 8:59:31 AM

the performance will improve a bit on 3.0 however you can still use that gpu on 2.0 slot
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May 27, 2014 9:06:16 AM

There shouldn't be a performance difference, Tom's has done several tests for this and with a card like the 240 you will not exceed the bandwidth of 2.0.
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