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. 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: 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! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : 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 Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rts-stores 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 More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !