I currently have an MSI P6N SLI Platinum mobo which has PCIE X16 slots. I am wanting to buy a 9800 GTX PCIE 2.0 card now and upgrade my mobo at a later date. Will the 9800 GTX run in this PCIE X16 slot?
PCIe 2.0 is backward and forward compatible with PCIe v1.x. Graphic cards and motherboards designed for v2.0 will be able to work with v1.1 and v1.0, and vice versa. In some rare cases it is possible that a PCI-E 2.0 card will not work correctly on a PCI-E 1.0a slot. This is only limited to certain video cards.
Thanks Jeb. Your a wealth of sarcastic information. I thought I would just have to buy an EVGA motherboard to go with the EVGA 9800GTX card. I would also like to thank everyone else for their helpful information.