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Pcie 3.0 card on pcie 2.1 or less

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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??

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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
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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.
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October 24, 2012 7:29:17 AM

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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?
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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%.
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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 :) 
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