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

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
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?

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a c 179 U Graphics card
February 24, 2012 3:34:52 AM

Yes it will the 3.0 will work in the 2.1 and 2.0 so don't worry
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.
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a b U Graphics card
February 24, 2012 6:12:05 AM

It's compatible, so you'll have no issues.
February 24, 2012 12:56:38 PM

Best answer selected by Steve-o_82.
a c 271 U Graphics card
a b Ĉ ASUS
February 24, 2012 1:08:52 PM

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