A8N-SLI Deluxe - Will this mobo run a GPU that is PCI-E 2.0?

I'm pretty sure this won't run a video card that is PCI-E 2.0 but I want to be 100% sure as there aren't many GPUs available which are 1.0

In the specs it says:

Expansion Slots
PCI Express x16 2 x PCI Express x 16 (SLI mode : x8 , x8 ; Default Single VGA mode : x16, x1)
PCI Express x1 2
PCI Slots 3

I am trying to upgrade this old computer I built the better part of a decade ago to use as a media center and it needs a new GPU. The BFG 7800 GTX OC that I spent $550 on way back when (what was I thining?!) can barely run 720p HD, and cowers at the thought of 1080p.

Can anybody recommend the best available video card for this motherboard without being overkill? It has an old AMD FX55 64-bit gaming processor (remember when AMD used to be king?).

Thanks in advance!
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  1. PCI-E 1.0 and 2.0 are fully compatible. Kinda like USB 1.0 and 2.0.

    You can put a PCI-e 2.0 card in there just fine.

    What resolution is your monitor and what is your budget?
  2. Ah, foolish question then...thanks!

    My monitor at the moment is capable of 1680 x 1050 but I will be using a 1080p 52" plasma as my secondary monitor since it will be my media center.

    Budget wise I would say preferably in the $100 range and certainly no more than $150 (this computer simply isn't worth investing anymore than that).

    My motherboard was designed for SLI but I was considering possibly getting an HD 4670 GPU as the prices on these seem to be better for the performance you get.

    What do you suggest? Thanks for your help.
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    The HD 4670 is definitely a good contender for the 1680 x 1050 resolution and it is very easy on your power supply. It will also give you a fantastic 1080p results for media.

    Here is on of the best HD 4670's on the market.

    Sapphire HD 4670 1 GB - $69.99
  4. Thanks for your help man, much appreciated!

    I will be ordering that for sure.
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