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. User4798 December 28, 2012 1:04:53 PM i3 3220 is pci express 3.0 compatible so it'll work perfectly. 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 Graphics Cards vs PCI express 2.0 Graphics Cards - Forum Will PCI -E 2.0 card work in 3.0 slot if - Forum I3-3220 + GTX 660 2GB VS i5-3470 + HD 7850 1GB - 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. 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... 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumG850, i3-2100, G2120, i3-3220 --- Where is the sweet spot? ForumI3-3220 + GTX 660 VS i5-3470 + HD 7850 ForumI3-3220 + GTX 660 2GB VS i5-3470 + HD 7850 1GB ForumI3-3220 + GTX 660? ForumSLI 560 TI 1 gb with i3-3220 ForumI3-3220 HD Graphics 2500 vs. i3-2125 HDGraphics 3000 for Office Build? ForumQuestion about PCIE 3.0 , Can you answer? ASAP!!! ForumAre we there yet? q6600 vs i3-3220 ForumPCIe 3.0 GPU, CPU only supports PCIe 2.0. Problem? ForumPCI Express 2.0 and 3.0 question ForumPci -e 3.0 and pci -e 2.0 question ForumQuestion about PCI 3.0 ForumWill a PCI E 3.0 on my mainboard Forum6300 fx vishera black edition ForumBudget Upgrade Question More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !