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Pciexpress16x vs pciexpress 2.0

  • Graphics Cards
  • PCI Express
  • Graphics
Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 17, 2010 10:02:04 AM

Can I use pci express 16x graphics card on a pci express 2.0 platform or vice versa?

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August 17, 2010 10:28:08 AM

PCI-Express is a standard, and the number (2.0 in this case) means the revision of the standard.

There are PCI-E 1.1 x16 slots and PCI-E 2.0 x16 slots. PCI-E 2.0 offers twice as much bandwidth than PCI-E 1.1.

A PCI-E 2.0 x16 card will work in a PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot, and in PCI-E 1.1 slots as well.