Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

PCI Express 2.0 Card with a PCI Express x16 MoBo

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
May 30, 2009 3:44:11 PM

I've an ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard Motherboard. Now I'm looking for a HDMI/HDCP enabled card to connect my PC to my HDTV. So I believe I've to buy a PCI Express 2.0 card - I understand there are other options such as dvi-to-hdmi options, but am looking for a video card upgrade

Would PCI Express 2.0 card work with a PCI Express x16 motherboard ?

Thanks.
a b U Graphics card
May 30, 2009 3:48:28 PM

Yes, they are backward compatible, you'll have no problem.
May 31, 2009 5:53:13 PM


I have a Asus P5B-deluxe / E6600 / sapphire radeon x1950xt 512mb 256bit ,setup that is a few years old. I think my board is pci-e 1.0. It doesn't specify. I'm a light mmo gamer.


1) can I use new pci-e 2.0 cards? if only some, which ones?

if so, from what I've read there will be a data transfer bottleneck between 1.0 and 2.0 rates

2) considering the bottleneck, will a new card perform any better than the x1950xt 512mb?

should i just wait until I get another computer, probably another couple years for me.

thanks :hello: 
Related resources
May 31, 2009 6:18:47 PM

dirtmountain said:
Yes, they are backward compatible, you'll have no problem.


Cool, thanks. I ordered an ASUS card.
May 31, 2009 6:29:39 PM

rustang351c said:
I have a Asus P5B-deluxe / E6600 / sapphire radeon x1950xt 512mb 256bit ,setup that is a few years old. I think my board is pci-e 1.0. It doesn't specify. I'm a light mmo gamer.


1) can I use new pci-e 2.0 cards? if only some, which ones?

if so, from what I've read there will be a data transfer bottleneck between 1.0 and 2.0 rates

2) considering the bottleneck, will a new card perform any better than the x1950xt 512mb?

should i just wait until I get another computer, probably another couple years for me.

thanks :hello: 


The PCI-E 1.0 bus will not bottleneck you, however if you get a high-end GPU your CPU may hold you back slightly. I would say go for GTS250/9800GTX or HD4830/4850.
!