Question on I3-3220 with PCI 3.0 Tags: CPUs PCI Last response: December 28, 2012 2:25 PM in CPUs Share sorvantis December 28, 2012 12:55:59 PM Will an I3-3220 with a PCI 3.0 card simply fail, or will it just work at 2.0 speeds? More about : question 3220 pci CDdude55 a b à CPUs December 28, 2012 1:01:22 PM A PCI-E 3.0 card will work in a 2.0 slot, but yes at half the bandwidth. Granted this still does not matter as GPU's are still are unable to fully take advantage of PCI-E 2.0 bandwidth. m 0 l User4798 December 28, 2012 1:04:53 PM i3 3220 is pci express 3.0 compatible so it'll work perfectly. m 0 l Related resources Question on I3-3220 with PCI 3.0 - Forum I3-3220 With a PCI-3.0 Video card. - Forum PCI Express 3.0 question! - Forum One more question about PCI 3.0 vs 2.0 - Forum Question Regarding GPU Upgrade (PCI-E 2.0 to PCI-E 3.0) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer payturr a b à CPUs December 28, 2012 1:54:52 PM Buddy, whatchu talkin' 'bout? That Core i3 model is an Ivy Bridge CPU, which has the PCI-e 3.0 controller built in, so you can use the PCI-e 3.0 card as the latest bandwidth IF you have a 3.0 slot. If you put it in a 2.0 slot, you're out of luck. m 0 l shaun_shaun December 28, 2012 2:20:19 PM pci-e 3 is backward compatible with pci-e 2 .. anyway i3 3220 doesn't support pci-e 3 . it supports pci-e 2 .. http://ark.intel.com/products/65693/Intel-Core-i3-3220-... but that doesn't matter, you won't notice any performance increase with pci-e 3 unless you using high end gpus with crossfire/SLI http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/07/18/pci_express_2... m 0 l payturr a b à CPUs December 28, 2012 2:25:22 PM Huh, always thought they all support it, interesting. Way to cheap out again, Intel. -__- But either way, it's not like it's TOTALLY DIFFERENT. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedPci-e 3.0 and pci-e 2.0 question Forum SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI Express (x1) Card Question... Forum Question on pci-e 3.0 Forum PCI 3.0 x16 Question(Z77A-GD65) Forum Question about PCI 3.0 Forum PCI 3.0 Question Forum SolvedAMD FX-6100 (or FX-6300) vs Intel i3-3220 (or i3-3225) + other general questions Forum PCI Express 3.0 and Ivy Bridge Questions Forum Solvedcan use the gtx 650 pci e 3.0 on motherboard 990fxa pci e 2.0 Forum USB 3.0 PCI cards: a few questions! Forum SolvedWill a PCI e 3.0 GTX 750 work on my motherboards PCI E 2.0 slot Forum SolvedCross firing on 2.0 and 3.0 pci x16 slots? Forum Solvedhow to know my GPU slot is PCI E × 16(2.0 OR 3.0) Forum SolvedPci 3.0 graphic card works on 2.0 x16 or not????? Forum SolvedWill a R9 270x which a PCI-E 3.0 card apply to a PCI-E 2.0 slot? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !