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pcie 2.0 work on pcie clasic board?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 15, 2007 7:57:23 PM

i want to buy a 3870 but it is pcie 2.0 and i have a pcie mobo.

i'm wondering if will work on my mobo and if it does is there much of a performance difference between the 2?
November 15, 2007 8:00:18 PM

Yes. It will run without bottlenecking performance at all for you. PCIe 2.0 is for the future - to support graphics cards that have more bandwidth than the ones we currently have on the market.
November 15, 2007 8:03:10 PM

thats really great news for me
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November 15, 2007 8:15:12 PM

Though... I don't know if I'd run it on a PCIe x8 board. PCIe x16 is ideal.
November 15, 2007 8:22:19 PM

Feeling bad for not telling you this in the first place now that you've gone offline and are probably buying the card :) . PCIe x8 may bottleneck a bit, not to worry though; the picture quality and performance will still be good if this is your case.
November 15, 2007 9:33:45 PM

lol nah i have pcie x16 and i need to save up money for it yet :( 

i said pcie classic rather than pcie 1 to try avoid confusion. seems i've done quite the opposite