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PCI-E 2.0 GPU on 1.0 motherboard?

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
August 6, 2014 9:18:10 AM

So my card(sapph5770) is PCI-E 1.1 and im about to exchange it for a card(vtx6770) that has the exact same specs in gpu-z but PCI-E is 2.0.
So if i change it for that one will i get improved, same, or lower performance on my MoBo with PCI-E1.0 slot?

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a c 1528 V Motherboard
August 6, 2014 9:20:36 AM

5770 and 6770 are basically the same card since the 6770 was just a rename of the 5770. Should be no performance penalty.
a b V Motherboard
August 6, 2014 9:24:23 AM

You will most likely get the same performance, as for the reasons rolli59 said above.

Also, all PCI-Express versions are reverse compatible, so you won't have any compatibility issues either.