Closed [Motherboards] PCI-E Compatibility Tags: Motherboards Performance Compatibility PCI Express Last response: January 22, 2012 4:54 AM in Motherboards Share alex_77 January 15, 2012 4:23:48 AM Hi, Gen2 pci-e motherboards are compatible with Gen3 GPUs ? If yes, the performance will be the same atm? More about : motherboards pci compatibility Best solution xtreme5 a b V Motherboard January 15, 2012 5:26:56 AM yes, they are backward compatible which means they should work fine but GEN3 gpu's could not run on there native performance cause they have more bandwidth then GEN2. alex_77 January 15, 2012 12:50:01 PM But 7970 will work just fine right ? with no bottleneck Related resources I7-2600k CPU w/ PCI-E 2.0 mobo slot & PCI-E 3.0 GPU compatibility - Forum PCIE slot compatibility - Forum PCie 2.1 on 1.1 compatibility - Forum The final answer to the controversial PCIe x16 version compatibility - Forum Asus Z77 line motherboards and PCI-E limitations - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer xtreme5 a b V Motherboard January 15, 2012 1:38:44 PM yes that what i mention above.make sure you have a decent cpu like i5 series. alex_77 January 22, 2012 4:08:30 AM Best answer selected by alex_77. nikorr a c 328 V Motherboard January 22, 2012 4:54:25 AM This topic has been closed by Nikorr Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumI7 2600k and pci-e 3.0 compatibility ForumAre there compatibility issues with PCI-E 2.0-2.1 with 1.0? ForumNeed Help on Motherboards , PCI-E 2.0 vs 3.0 ForumLGA775 motherboards and PCI-E slots ForumPCI-E 2.0 Compatibility issue with PCI-E 1.0a ForumPCIe 3.0 (AMD 7770) not compatible with old motherboard ? ForumPCI-E card compatibility ForumPCI-E v1 compatibility question ForumPCI-E and PCI-E 2.0 compatibility ? ForumSocket 775 motherboards with DDR2-1066, and two PCI-E 2.0 slots? ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 ForumDifference in brands& compatibility? Forum[Solved] Memory Compatibility Forum[Solved] Compatibility issue with new mobo and graphics card. ForumMotherboard compatibility More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !