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Compatible with PCI 3.0?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
April 10, 2012 2:38:41 AM

thinking about getting the Ivy bridge I5-3750k with this Mobo
but the concern i have is that i'm wanting to get the Radeon HD 6870 GPU...which PCI 2.1, will this work with the PCI 3.0? and if so will it be at 2.0 or 3.0 speed?

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a b U Graphics card
April 10, 2012 2:40:06 AM

Nothing can saturate 2.0 I believe, so it doesn't matter. It will work, problems only arise when 2.1 in 1.0.
a c 355 U Graphics card
April 10, 2012 2:44:15 AM

Or perhaps a PCI-e 3.0 card in a PCI-e 1.0/1.1 slot.
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a b U Graphics card
April 10, 2012 2:44:31 AM

It will run at PCIE 2.0 speeds. It's not much of a difference really. A few compute applications benefit from PCIE 3.0, but you'd know if you were using one of those.
April 10, 2012 2:48:20 AM

Best answer selected by sinister8102.