PCI Express x16 Interfaces Tags: Motherboards GPUs PCI Express Last response: September 19, 2011 5:31 PM in Motherboards Share Izaran September 19, 2011 3:39:56 AM I see a lot of these questions posed, but none of them asks or answerers exactly what I am wondering. I understand the differences between 1, 1.2, and 2.0. But, if I bought a GPU that the specifications state 2.0 is the interface, will the card function on a PCI Express x16 1.0? One particular thread I read somewhere, stated that there is no card that runs specifically on 2.0, but is compatible with 2.0, is this still true? Or are modern GPUs being put strictly onto 2.0 now? I may be missing background information, but I am trying to understand something. This could also be in the wrong forum. I can't imagine so considering the interfaces are on motherboards. More about : pci express x16 interfaces RetiredChief a b V Motherboard September 19, 2011 1:00:50 PM ^ Concur, with minor exception. Some 2.1 GPU cards will not work on some of the early 1.0 Motherboards so need to check for compatability in that case. m 0 l Izaran September 19, 2011 5:31:12 PM Best answer selected by Izaran. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Izaran September 19, 2011 5:31:20 PM Thank you m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWill my Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 motherboard support a graphics card that has a PCI Express 3.0 x16 interface? Forum is PCI express x16 MOBO interface compatible with PCI Express 2.0 x4 RAID Controller card? Forum Pci express® 2 1 x16 bus interface compatible for pci-e 2.0 motherboard? Forum Pci express® 2 1 x16 bus interface compatible for pci-e 2.0 motherboar Forum PCI Express x16 in a PCI Express 2.0 x16 interface? Forum SolvedWill pci express 3.0 x16 card work in pci 2.0 x16 slot? Forum SolvedWould the GPU be compatible with my port (PCI-Express x16) Forum Solvedmy PCI Express is x16 in 0a68h motherboard of i975x chipset Forum SolvedGPU blocking PCI Express x1 slot. Will wireless adapter work and perform as expected in a PCI Express x16 slot? Forum SolvedPowerColor Go! Green AX5450 1GBK3-SH Radeon HD 5450 (Cedar) 1GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP video card Forum SolvedCompatibility of PCI Express 3.0 X 16 and PCIE x16 Forum SolvedPCI Express 3.0 x16 graphic card on PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot? Forum SolvedCan you use a pci express x16 3.0 video card in pci express x16 1.0 motherboard Forum SolvedPCI Express x16 3.0 Forum SolvedWondering about crossfire setup on New Z87-WS w/ dual x16 pci express option and cpu compatibility. Forum Solved3.0 GPU into a PCI Express 2.0 x16 Mobo Forum Solvedi have a pentium 4 processor, LGA 775, i want it to upgrade it to core 2 duo and i ve got a 1 x PCI Express x16. can I ?? Forum SolvedDo I have a Pci express x16 slot? Forum Solvedfind pci express x16 version Forum SolvedPNY VCGGTX7803XPB GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !