Pcie 3.0 Tags: Motherboards Graphics Cards Last response: June 24, 2012 5:53 AM in Motherboards Share misfitkid86 June 23, 2012 10:43:34 PM simple question, for the latest graphics cards is it really necessary to get a mobo with pcie 3.0 or will 2.0 work just as well? what is the difference? More about : pcie pennywise June 23, 2012 11:02:17 PM It will work just as well with with very negligble dropoffs. 3.0 Cards are backwards compatible with 2.0 slots. m 0 l Anonymous a b V Motherboard a c 117 U Graphics card June 23, 2012 11:04:18 PM PCI Express PCI Express 3.0 would carry a bit rate of 8 gigatransfers per second (GT/s), and that it would be backwards compatible with existing PCIe implementations. no measurable FPS difference: m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer misfitkid86 June 24, 2012 5:53:32 AM wow ok, looks like paying a ton more for a mobo with three slots of 3.0 or more is not needed, i can get something pretty great with two slots for $130 or less! just thinking of sli for the future, but saving now is really appealing! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCan I install a PCI-E x8 (2.0) SSD into a PCI-E x8_4 (3.0) slot on m/b? Forum SolvedDoes a Gigabyte R9 280 3GB run PCI-e 2.0 and 3.0 or 3.0 only? Forum SolvedMotherboard with AM3+ Socket, PCIe 3.0 and DDR3 2400? Forum SolvedSLI x16/x16 vs x8/x8, PCIe 3.0 vs 2.0 Forum SolvedPCI-e 3.0 with PCI wireless adapter? Forum SolvedPlease help, I have a mobo that has a pcie 3.0 x16 and pcie 2.0 x4. I want to crossfire 270x, will the performance suffer? Forum Solvedwhat will pci-e 3.0 slot run at with fm2 cpu rather than fm3? Forum SolvedPCI-E 2.0 vs PCI-E 3.0 Forum SolvedM3A79 T-Deluxe PCIe 2.0 vs 3.0 Forum SolvedCan anyone sudgest me a good motherboard with 775 socket and PCI-E3.0 slot? Forum SolvedCould my motherboard handle 3.0PCI-E gpu? Forum SolvedX2 PCIe 3.0 Lanes wanted froma MOBO Forum Solvedwill a pci-e 3.0 graphic card work on pci-e x16 ? Forum SolvedPCI-E 3.0 GPU into Gigabyte M52LT-D3? Forum SolvedPCIe 3.0 x16 Graphic card on PCIe 1.0 Forum Solvedpcie 2.0 or pcie 3.0 Forum SolvedWill a pcie 3.0x16 gpu work on a fm2 cpu build? Forum SolvedWill a pcie 3.0 GPU work in a 2.0 slot? Forum SolvedWill a R9 270x which a PCI-E 3.0 card apply to a PCI-E 2.0 slot? Forum SolvedMotherboard doesn't support PCIe 3.0. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !