Solved Pcie 3.0 card on pcie 2.1 or less Tags: Graphics Cards HD Graphics Last response: October 24, 2012 1:55 PM in Graphics & Displays Share camlover October 23, 2012 5:03:15 PM how would HIS HD 7770 iCooler edition (PCIE 3.0) run on my pc if i have a pcie 2.1 or less? Please note that i do not know currently about pcie version on my rig. how can i find out?? so if it is less, how would the above mentioned card run?? More about : pcie card pcie alvine a b U Graphics card October 23, 2012 5:13:54 PM pcie is backwards compatible. you can plug pcie 3.0 into pcie 1.0 and it will work m 0 l Best solution dscudella a b U Graphics card October 23, 2012 5:14:09 PM You need to open your case and look at your Motherboard, it will have the model printed on it or download CPU-z and it will do the same thing without having to open the case. Now, to answer your question, yes, PCIE 3.0 Video Cards are backwards compatible and will work on PCIE 2.0 Edit: alvine beat me to it, I type too slow. Share Related resources Will PCIe 3.0 card work on PCIe 2.1 motherboard? - Forum Expected Performance of PCI-e 2.1 and 3.0 Cards in a PCI-e 1.1 slot? - Forum PCIe 3.0 or PCIe 2.1? - Forum Ready to go for PCIE 2.1 or PCIE 3.0 - Forum PCIe 2.1 v 3.0? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer camlover October 24, 2012 7:29:17 AM Best answer selected by camlover. m 0 l camlover October 24, 2012 7:29:50 AM And lastly guys, will i experience any performance drops? or any other complication? if i have a pcie 2.1 or less with this card? m 0 l dscudella a b U Graphics card October 24, 2012 1:34:55 PM camlover said:And lastly guys, will i experience any performance drops? or any other complication? if i have a pcie 2.1 or less with this card? None that you'll notice. The performance difference between 3.0 & 2.1 is about 1%. m 0 l camlover October 24, 2012 1:55:23 PM dscudella said:None that you'll notice. The performance difference between 3.0 & 2.1 is about 1%. Thanx A lot, it is extremely helpful m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources PCI-E 16x (4x) less performance then a normal pci-e 3.0? Forum PCIe 2.1 and PCIe 3.0 and limitations? Forum HD 7770 on PCIE 3.0 or HD 6850 on PCIE 2.0/ 2.1 (both stock speeds)? Forum SolvedWill PCI-E 2.1 CARD WORK ON A PCI-E 1.1 SLOT? Forum 2.1 PCI-E GPU with a 3.0 PCI-E MOBO? Forum SolvedPCIE 2.1 card on PCIE 1.0 mobo.. HELP! Forum What Nvidia card will operate in an HP Media Center(2005 win XP ) m7160n? We are completely confused about pcie 1.0 2.0 2.1 Forum SolvedPCIE 2.1 GPU card compatibility with PCIE X 16 slot on Asus P5K-V mobo Forum SolvedWill my slimline s3500 recognise a pcie x16 (gen2.1) card Forum i got a 2.1 graphic card and a 2.0 pcie slot but the screen is black and no signal when i bot my graphic card Forum SolvedTrying to install a SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 PCI-E 2.1 card on GF8200A Forum SolvedAre PCI-E 2.1 graphics cards compatible with PCI-E 2.0? Forum Solvedwill a pci-e 3.0 graphic card work on pci-e x16 ? Forum SolvedWill a pci express 2.1 video card work in a PCI-E 1.0 slot? Forum SolvedPCIe 2.1 Card in motherboard with PCIe x16 slot Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !