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Can you use a pcie 3 card in a pcie 2 slot?

I have the Asus sabertooth 990FX, and was looking at a radeon 7970, but the board doesn't have pcie 3.0 slots, will it work?
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    Yes it will the 3.0 will work in the 2.1 and 2.0 so don't worry
  2. Yes, it will work on a 2.0/2.1 interface, and you'll get hardly any difference in performance whatsoever.
  3. It's compatible, so you'll have no issues.
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