Curious - PCI-e 1.0 and 2.0 compatibility

Ok, so I know they're backwards and forwards compatible...but wow, they look very very different.

The PCI-e 1.0 only uses the small front end section of the GPU, while PCI-e 2.0s use mostly the entire GPU section. (GPU section as in the lock-in part with the gold/copper strips)

Wouldn't there be a structural stability issue, since you're distributing the weight of a rather weighty GPU on that small portion?

Personally I find it hard even picturing it...
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  1. I don't know, but people who spend on expensive cards (heavy) won't really be having PCI-e 1.1 slots.
  2. The one labeled PCI-e 2

  3. A PCI 1.0 motherboard has the exact same slot as a PCI 2.0 motherboard ie there is no difference in its appearance....or am i missing something :ange:

    I have a pci 1.0 motherboard and its not plugged into that puny little thing....
  4. Oh, I thought you were talking about Pci-e x16. The cards that are mounted in the x1 slots are really really light, so it shouldn't be a problem.
  5. Edit: nevermind, figured out answer to my q:)
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