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Last response: in Graphics Cards
April 6, 2010 5:27:37 AM


Will a PCI express 2.1 vid card work in a PCI express 2.0 slot?

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a c 387 U Graphics card
April 6, 2010 6:51:37 AM

Yes all PCI Express is backwards compatible.
a c 170 U Graphics card
April 6, 2010 6:57:41 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
Yes it will work
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April 7, 2010 1:26:26 AM

yes, its backwards compatible
a b U Graphics card
April 7, 2010 6:48:11 AM

Yes. It will work just fine.
April 7, 2010 4:44:01 PM

Yep. PCI-e 2.1 just implements some of the "administrative" systems that are going to be part of PCI-e 3.0, such as troubleshooting and support. In terms of speed, PCI-e 2.0 and 2.1 are exactly the same. Manufacturers are just using PCI-e 2.1 as a way to jack up prices on cards that offer absolutely no increased performance over their PCI-e 2.0 counterparts.