Closed PCIE 2.0 vs 2.1 Tags: Graphics Cards Motherboards Power Graphics Last response: May 30, 2012 7:44 PM in Graphics & Displays Share mcfly6464 April 26, 2011 12:58:41 AM Hello, Can I put a PCIE 2.1x16 graphics card in a 2.0x16 motherboard slot? Is there any harm in doing this or extra power required? Any and all information would be greatly appreciated! More about : pcie | Report abuse Register or log in to remove shrkbay Graphics card Authority April 26, 2011 10:06:45 AM Yes, you can put a 2.1 card in 2.0 slot, this won't harm anything | Report abuse clarkjd Graphics card Authority Motherboard Expert April 26, 2011 7:07:05 PM There might be issues if you tried to put a 2.1 card in an 1.0 slot, but 2.1 in a 2.0 should be good to go. | Report abuse photonboy Graphics card Master Motherboard Expert April 26, 2011 7:08:00 PM You need only ensure your Power Supply can supply the proper power for the card. You don't NEED to know this, but here's more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCIE#PCI_Express_2.1 | Report abuse shrkbay Graphics card Authority April 26, 2011 7:28:38 PM i was wondering, if there are any MBs with PCIe 2.1 slot | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>PCIE 2.0 vs 2.1> Related ressources: ForumPCIe 2.0 vs 2.1 ForumPci-e 2.0 x16 vs 2.1 x16 ForumHD 7770 on PCIE 3.0 or HD 6850 on PCIE 2.0 / 2.1 (both stock speeds)? ForumPci-e 2.0 vs 2.1 ForumPCI-e 2.0 x 16 vs 2.1 x 16 ForumPCIe 2.0 x16 VS PCIe 2.1 x16 ForumGa-h61m-d2-b3 : pcie 2.0 or 2.1 ? ForumPCIe 2.1 card in 2.0 slot running at x8 ForumATI 5850 - PCI-E 2.0 v PCI-E 2.1 ? Factory overclock v non? ForumI7 920 D0 20 x Mulitiplier vs . 21 x Multiplier to hit 4.0Ghz ForumPCI Express 2.0 x16 vs PCI Express 2.1 x16 ForumNeed a card By lt_dan_zsu, 4 hours ago: It looks like the 7850 is a little higher, but it's nothing... ForumATI Radeon HD 3200, PCI or PCIE? ForumCan I replace PCI Exp x16 with 2.0 x16? ForumPCIe 2.1 x16 @x2 Forum[Solved] Will a PCI-E 2.1 GPU work in a PCIE x16 Slot? [M4N68T-M] Forum[Solved] PCIe 2.0 and PCIe 2.1 ForumIs a PCIE 2.1 GPU on a PCIE 2.0 mobo cool? ForumPCIe 2.0 x16 VS PCIe 2.1 x16 Forum[Solved] Pcie 2.1 compatible with 2.0 mobo? More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !