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Pci express 3.0 compatiable with 2.0

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September 12, 2012 3:25:14 PM

Hello everyone i have a gigabyte motherboard which has a pci 2.0 socket but the GPU i am looking is a pci express 3.0 card will it still work. By the way its a gtx 660ti
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September 12, 2012 3:36:52 PM

It will work.
September 12, 2012 3:46:29 PM

yes. You are fine, the slots/cards are backward/forward compatible. It's also worth noting that PCIE2.0 bandwidth won't bottleneck any single (or even double) card config yet; so don't feel like your mobo is slowing your card down either.
September 12, 2012 3:50:21 PM

djscribbles said:
yes. You are fine, the slots/cards are backward/forward compatible. It's also worth noting that PCIE2.0 bandwidth won't bottleneck any single (or even double) card config yet; so don't feel like your mobo is slowing your card down either.


Thanks alot @DjScribbles
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