Closed Can you use a pcie 3 card in a pcie 2 slot? Tags: Graphics Cards Asus Sabertooth Radeon Graphics Last response: February 24, 2012 1:08 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Steve-o_82 February 24, 2012 2:59:21 AM 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? More about : pcie card pcie slot Best solution DM186 a c 179 U Graphics card February 24, 2012 3:34:52 AM Share Yes it will the 3.0 will work in the 2.1 and 2.0 so don't worry UltimateDeep a b U Graphics card February 24, 2012 5:17:51 AM Yes, it will work on a 2.0/2.1 interface, and you'll get hardly any difference in performance whatsoever. Related resources Can you use a pcie 3 card in a pcie 2 slot ? - Forum Ok to use the 2 nd PCIe 3 slot on P8Z68-V Pro Gen 3 ? - Forum PCIe3 .0 card in PCIe2 .0 slot - Forum 3 .0 PCIe Card in 2 .0 Slot - Forum PCiE 2 .0 graphics card in PCiE 3 .0 slot , will it work? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Gman450 a b U Graphics card February 24, 2012 6:12:05 AM It's compatible, so you'll have no issues. Steve-o_82 February 24, 2012 12:56:38 PM Best answer selected by Steve-o_82. Mousemonkey a c 271 U Graphics card a b Ĉ ASUS February 24, 2012 1:08:52 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumIs it worth using a PCI-E 2 .0 Graphics Card on a 2 .0 Slot ? ForumCan I use 3 rd PCI-E slot for single graphics card ? ForumWill a PCIe 3 .0 x16 card work in a PCIe 2 .0 x16 slot ? ForumWhy is my pcie video card and another slot of ram makes my computer turn off 2-3 ForumWill a PCIe 2 .0 Graphics Card Work in a PCIe 3 .0 Slot ? ForumPCIE 2 .1 CARD IN AN 1.1 SLOT ???? ForumAn PCI Express 3 .0 card on a PCIe 1.1 slot - compatible? Performance? ForumAsus P8Z68-V Pro Gen 3 ??? re PCIe 3.0/2 .0 x16_ 2 slot ForumCard wont fit in PCIe 3 .0 slot ForumWill a PCI-E 2 .0 video card work in PCI-E 1.0 slot ? ForumCan i fit a pci-e 3 .0 in a 2 .0 x16 slot ? ForumUSB 3 .0, Wireless Card , and a Sound Card but only one PCI-E slot ForumI7-2600k CPU w/ PCI-E 2 .0 mobo slot & PCI-E 3 .0 GPU compatibility ForumAsus 660ti DCU2 SLI, 680 DCU2 TOP or 7970 Matrix ForumHelp on a video card 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 !