Is a Radeon HD 7850 1GB card worth it my PCI Express 2.0 mobo?


I'd like to get a good gaming card for my Asrock Z68 Pro3-M motherboard. The Radeon HD 7850 1GB is PCI-E 3.0 so I don't know if the card is worthy for the PCI-E 2.0 slot in the mobo. This card is about $170 so it's not cheap by any means. The monitor resolution is 1680x1050.

My system specs:
Motherboard Asrock Z68 Pro3-M
Intel core i5 3450 3.1GHz Sandy Bridge
PSU 700W 3GO Energy PS700SX

What card would you advice for this system?
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  1. Yes. You should be able to max out any game at that resolution. It really doesn't matter PCI-E 3.0 vs 2.0 right now. No card can really saturate the 2.0 right now.
  2. Hell yes!!! The difference in performance is minute, like 0.02%.
  3. PCI-E 2.0 is only bottleneck for gtx 690 and hd 7990.
  4. oxford373 said:
    PCI-E 2.0 is only bottleneck for gtx 690 and hd 7990.

    Still barely... Like 2%.
  5. I agree. There isn't much performance difference between 3.0 and 2.0 yet...
  6. Thanks, useful answers.
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