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PCI Express Video Card Backwards Compatible?

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September 19, 2009 6:14:20 PM

Hello. I am going to build my own computer, and I have chosen a motherboard that supports PCI Express video cards. I can't find many good PCI Express video cards, but I have found tons of PCI Express 2.0 cards. Are PCI Express 2.0 video cards backwards compatible with PCI Express video cards?

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a c 201 U Graphics card
September 19, 2009 6:35:32 PM

Yes, 1.0 cards work in 2.0 slots and 2.0 cards work in 1.0 slots. The only issues you might encounter is the bandwidth bottle necking the card a little depending on the card.
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