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Is a Pcie 2.1 usable in a Pcie 3.0?

Is a Pcie 2.1 usable in a Pcie 3.0? Also will a Phenom ii x4 955 @ 3.8ghz bottleneck a Radeon 6970?
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    no problem to both.

    2.1 cards will work in 3.0 and vise versa.

    at 3.8ghz very few games will be cpu bound and the 6970 will be nice. there are exceptions like skyrim.
  2. esrever said:
    no problem to both.

    2.1 cards will work in 3.0 and vise versa.

    at 3.8ghz very few games will be cpu bound and the 6970 will be nice. there are exceptions like skyrim.

    well one of the main games i play is Skyrim, Bf3, Batman, tor,and saints row 3 will these work fine with that setup?
  3. yes all will work fine.

    you just won't be able to max skyrim since its cpu bound and only really works well on an OC'ed sandy bridge cpu.

    you'd still play well on high.
  4. esrever said:
    yes all will work fine.

    you just won't be able to max skyrim since its cpu bound and only really works well on an OC'ed sandy bridge cpu.

    you'd still play well on high.

    thats kind of weird
  5. yea, the game isn't well written
  6. Usable
  7. in Pci3.0 u can use 7970 and get max speed
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  9. esrever said:
    yes all will work fine.

    you just won't be able to max skyrim since its cpu bound and only really works well on an OC'ed sandy bridge cpu.

    you'd still play well on high.



    Actually thats not really true.

    " This game clearly relies on CPU power, and you need a Sandy Bridge-based Core i3 at 3 GHz or a Phenom II at 3.5 GHz to provide a minimum 30 FPS. Bear in mind that we're using the ultra detail setting here, and processing requirements drop significantly as you start stepping back. So, you can make due with a less potent chip when you dial in detail options appropriately. "

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/skyrim-performance-benchmark,3074-9.html

    It will run fine on Ultra on your system OP.
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