Question on I3-3220 with PCI 3.0

Will an I3-3220 with a PCI 3.0 card simply fail, or will it just work at 2.0 speeds?
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  1. 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.
  2. i3 3220 is pci express 3.0 compatible so it'll work perfectly.
  3. 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.
  4. 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-Processor-%283M-Cache-3_30-GHz%29
    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_20_vs_30_gpu_gaming_performance_review/2
  5. 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.
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