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PCIe 2.0 x8 card in PCIe 3.0 x16 slot?

iam going to buy graphic card my motherboard has a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot .
iam going to buy grapic card it has PCIe 2.0 x8
will it work with my motherboard?
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  1. i think that you have some mistake. Graphics cards are mostly using x16 PCIe regardless of the gen.
    PCIe are backward and froward compatible. So you can use cards of gen 1 or 2 in gen 3 slot and vice versa
  2. monish kumar said:
    iam going to buy graphic card my motherboard has a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot .
    iam going to buy grapic card it has PCIe 2.0 x8
    will it work with my motherboard?


    Which card is it ? That has to be really old card that any low range cheap card would beat it ..
  3. Gigabyte Nvidia GT 710 2GB DDR3 (GV-N710D3-2GL) will it work in my motherboard
  4. Gigabyte Nvidia GT 710 2GB DDR3 (GV-N710D3-2GL)
  5. my pc spec is i3-3220,intel dh61bf motherboard,4 gb ddr3 ram .
    will Gigabyte Nvidia GT 710 2GB DDR3 (GV-N710D3-2GL) works with me?
  6. monish kumar said:
    Gigabyte Nvidia GT 710 2GB DDR3 (GV-N710D3-2GL)


    yes it will work . but is aa bad choice .. how much are you paying?
  7. 3k
  8. Best answer
    monish kumar said:
    3k



    If in India , get a used GT 730 or GT740 for 3000 INR , with GDDR5 .. dont get 710 , you will find alot selling their old cards

    and make sure it uses GDDR5 Memory and not DDR3
  9. kk bro thanks for ur answers
  10. Hey,
    To be clear, he did not specify if this is meant for GAMING or not.

    If it's for gaming, then yes it's not a good card though it runs some slow and older games fine.

    If it's NOT meant for gaming then the question is whether it does something for you that your current card (or iGPU) can't do.

    Other:
    Your iGPU does use some of your system memory as well. If you had it set to 1024MB for light gaming then you'd only have 3GB left of your 4GB to be used with Windows and applications.

    What card?

    For budget gaming I strongly suggest one of the new AMD cards. Either the RX-460 or RX-470 (RX-470 if possible).

    **Price gouging is going on for these cards due to availability so if you can wait I suggest you wait another month or so for stock and pricing to stabilize.

    RX-470 is about 87% the performance of the RX-480 so use this to compare:
    https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/RX_480/24.html
  11. photonboy said:
    Hey,
    To be clear, he did not specify if this is meant for GAMING or not.

    If it's for gaming, then yes it's not a good card though it runs some slow and older games fine.

    If it's NOT meant for gaming then the question is whether it does something for you that your current card (or iGPU) can't do.

    Other:
    Your iGPU does use some of your system memory as well. If you had it set to 1024MB for light gaming then you'd only have 3GB left of your 4GB to be used with Windows and applications.

    What card?

    For budget gaming I strongly suggest one of the new AMD cards. Either the RX-460 or RX-470 (RX-470 if possible).

    **Price gouging is going on for these cards due to availability so if you can wait I suggest you wait another month or so for stock and pricing to stabilize.

    RX-470 is about 87% the performance of the RX-480 so use this to compare:
    https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/RX_480/24.html


    man , his budget is 3000INR

    Thats $44 only ...

    and he has i3 3220 .... ofc he wants the card for gaming lol , he already got onboard graphics. or maybe he needs to connect 3 monitors.
  12. For rough comparison:

    GT710: 192 cuda cores
    GTX760: 1152 cuda cores (6X a GT710)

    RX-470: 1.8X (average) FPS of the GTX760

    It's going to vary by the game etc, but these aren't even remotely close in terms of performance. The RX-470 should end up roughly $150USD.

    The RX-460 will be cheaper but a lot slower than the RX-470. Here's some leaked benchmarks:
    http://videocardz.com/63033/gigabyte-radeon-rx-460-windforce-2x-performance-leaked

    Not sure what's going on with DOOM, but getting about HALF the performance of the RX-470 in the Crysis 3 video is probably about right (16 vs 32 cores).
  13. which one i should buy zotac or gigabyte or asus
  14. monish kumar said:
    which one i should buy zotac or gigabyte or asus


    Which model?
  15. gt 730
  16. monish kumar said:
    gt 730


    can you get me full model number ?

    best is one with 2G GDDR5 .. dont get DDR3 ,

    I prefer Gigabyte

    look here

    http://www.gigabyte.in/products/list.aspx?s=43&p=52&v=1#1%3B52%2C53%4053%4053%4053%2C54%7C1%2C9%408%401%402%2C265

    Which one is it ?
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