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 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. Related resources HD 7770 on PCIE 3.0 or HD 6850 on PCIE 2.0/ 2.1 (both stock speeds)? - Forum Is a Pcie 2.1 usable in a Pcie 3.0 ? - Forum PCIe 3.0 or PCIe 2.1 ? - Forum Will PCIe 3.0 card work on PCIe 2.1 motherboard? - Forum 2.1 PCI-E GPU with a 3.0 PCI-E MOBO? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer camlover October 24, 2012 7:29:17 AM Best answer selected by camlover. 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? 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%. 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumReady to go for PCIE 2.1 or PCIE 3.0 ForumDoes my mobo has pcie 2.1 or 3.0 support ForumPCIe 3.0 x16 @ x1 1.1 ForumConfused about pcie 3.0 !!! ForumBest PCI-E x16 GPU with PSU that puts out 21 A on +12V ForumWill my slimline s3500 recognise a pcie x16 (gen 2.1 ) card ForumHd 7750 and Pci-e 3.0 150W ForumHow many watt does pci-e 3.0 provide ForumI7 3930 pcie 3.0 questions ForumExtreme4 Gen3 2 - pcie 3.0 x16 quick question Forum24" and resolution question Forum[Solved] Another "which card" question Forum[Solved] Changing video card from GT 430 to GTX..Recommendations? ForumCompatible graphics card for 780G chipset. ForumLooking For Grahpics Card To Play GW2 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 !