i have a old VGA (ASUS EAX1600Pro)with PCIex16 ver.1.0 interface that i plan to use on latest Mobo (Gigabyte GA890FX-UD5) that have PCIeX16 ver.2.0 ( i cant afford any new VGA yet), so i'm asking if there will be any problem with these combination? should i do it? or shouldnt I? please any suggestion. Thanks
PCIe 2.0 motherboard slots are fully backward compatible with PCIe v1.x cards. PCIe 2.0 cards are also generally backward compatible with PCIe 1.x motherboards, using the available bandwidth of PCI Express 1.1. Overall, graphic cards or motherboards designed for v 2.0 will be able to work with the other being v 1.1 or v 1.0.