Closed PCIE 3.0 Tags: Motherboards Bandwidth CPUs Last response: June 17, 2012 11:31 PM in Motherboards Share idclmao June 17, 2012 11:03:55 PM Will the PCIE slots that are 3.0 on this board run at the 3.0 bandwidth without an ivy bridge CPU? Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 Cpu: Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5GHz Thanks. More about : pcie | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution rolli59 Motherboard Master CPUs Master June 17, 2012 11:08:44 PM You will need IB to take advantage of that! So no! | Report abuse A Bad Day June 17, 2012 11:10:56 PM On the bright side, all PCI-E versions are compatible with each other. Theoretically, you could stick a PCI-E 3.0 card into a PCI-E 1.0 slot or vice versa. | Report abuse idclmao June 17, 2012 11:14:36 PM Best answer selected by idclmao. | Report abuse nikorr Motherboard Master CPUs Authority June 17, 2012 11:31:37 PM This topic has been closed by Nikorr | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Motherboards>PCIE 3.0> Related ressources: ForumPCI-E3.0 (x16) Graphics Card in PCI 2.0 x16 slot possible? ForumPCIe 3.0 recommendation for a controller ForumAdd USB 3.0 to PC with USB 3.0 PCI-E Card ForumPCIE 3.0 x16 + PCIE 2.0 x4 ForumUSB 3.0 PCI-E card -- Renesas/NEC driver failing to install ForumWere can you buy pcie 3.0 slots to solder to a motherboard? ForumPCIe 3.0 GPU, CPU only supports PCIe 2.0. Problem? ForumWill a cpu that's only compatible with pcie 2.0 run a 3.0 card? ForumHD 7770 on PCIE 3.0 or HD 6850 on PCIE 2.0/ 2.1 (both stock speeds)? ForumWill putting a PCIe 3.0 x16 card into a PCIe 2.0 x16 mob bottleneck it ForumSandy Bridge vs Ivy Bridge and PCI-e 2.0 vs 3.0 ForumPCIE x16 3.0 or PCIE x4 2.0 for NIC? ForumHow does pci-e 2.0 and 3.0 work? ForumPCI-E 3.0 compatability ForumPCIe 3.0 and PCIe 2.0 XFire - Performance Hit? Forum7970 X2 (OC) PCIE 3.0 X8 VS X16 ForumPcie 3.0 upgrade ForumPCIe3.0 card in PCIe 2.0 slot ForumIntel pentium, i3 series with pcie 3.0 ForumPCIe 2.0 and PCIe 3.0 More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !