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Question on I3-3220 with PCI 3.0

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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?

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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.
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December 28, 2012 1:04:53 PM

i3 3220 is pci express 3.0 compatible so it'll work perfectly.
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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.
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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.
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