Curious - PCI-e 1.0 and 2.0 compatibility Tags: Graphics Cards GPUs Compatibility PCI Express Graphics Last response: April 17, 2009 7:15 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Bluescreendeath a b U Graphics card April 17, 2009 3:22:04 PM 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... More about : curious pci compatibility rags_20 April 17, 2009 3:26:08 PM I don't know, but people who spend on expensive cards (heavy) won't really be having PCI-e 1.1 slots. Bluescreendeath a b U Graphics card April 17, 2009 3:56:09 PM The one labeled PCI-e 2 Related resources Getting a PCIe 2.0 Card for an old PCIe 1.0 Mobo - Forum Memory Transfer Rate with PCIe 1.0 vs. 2.0 - Forum PCI-E 2.0 Compatibility issue with PCI-E 1.0 a - Forum PCI-E v1 compatibility question - Forum Can i plug a pcie 2.1 video card into a 2.0 slot? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rewindlabs April 17, 2009 4:23:31 PM 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 I have a pci 1.0 motherboard and its not plugged into that puny little thing.... rags_20 April 17, 2009 4:43:11 PM 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. Paladuck April 17, 2009 7:15:19 PM Edit: nevermind, figured out answer to my q Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumWill a PCI-E 2.0 video card work in PCI-E 1.0 slot? ForumPCIe 1.0 a vs HD4870 ForumPCIe 2.0 gfx card for PCIe 1.0 motherboard? ForumForumz Users' Age Curious :) ForumPCIe 2.0 vs PCIe 1.0 in same system ForumEVGA GeForce 8400 GS PCI-E or PCI-E 2.0 ? ForumPci-e 1.0 vs 2.0 ForumPCI-E 2.0 on PCI-E 1.0 ? ForumPCI-E and PCI-E 2.0 compatibility ? ForumCan pcie 2.0 compatible with pcie 1.0 a?? ForumAsus gtx560ti directcuII-broken ForumCan EP35-DS3R support pcie 2.0 nvidia graphic card ForumPCIe 2.0 x8 X x8 vs . PCIe 1.1 x16 X x16 ForumVideo driver compatibility ForumRunning a 3850 without a pci-e power connecter More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !