PCI Express 3.0 in a 2.0 Slot (Performance) Tags: Graphics Cards Performance PCI Express Graphics Last response: December 8, 2012 4:44 PM in Graphics & Displays Share TConnors December 8, 2012 1:04:36 AM Put this in the wrong section before... I know a PCI Express 3.0 will work in a 2.0 slot, but will there be a noticeable performance decrease that I should be worried about? More about : pci express slot performance Dnx a b U Graphics card December 8, 2012 2:03:03 AM no, i mean, of course it would work at full potential on 3.0, but even in 2.0 the performance will be great. anort3 a c 243 U Graphics card December 8, 2012 2:24:16 AM When you move up to the highest end cards there is a small but noticeable difference. With lower end cards that goes away. This will answer all your questions on the subject. http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/07/18/pci_express_2... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer TConnors December 8, 2012 4:44:55 PM Thanks Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Will pci express 3.0 x16 card work in pci 2.0 x16 slot ? Forum Will this PCI Express 3.0 card work in my 2.0 slot ? Forum Does a pci express x16 3.0 graphic card works on pci express x16 1.0 slot ? Forum PCI express 3.0 Graphics Cards vs PCI express 2.0 Graphics Cards Forum PCI express 2.0 and 3.0 ? Graphic card GTX 680 PCI Express 3.0 Forum Can i fit a pci -e 3.0 in a 2.0 x16 slot ? Forum What does PCI Express 2.0 16x slot (@x4) mean? Forum An PCI Express 3.0 card on a PCIe 1.1 slot - compatible? Performance ? Forum I7-2600k CPU w/ PCI -E 2.0 mobo slot & PCI -E 3.0 GPU compatibility Forum PCI Xpress 3.0 in 2.0 slot ?? Forum If i put a PCI express 3.0 into a express 2.0 slot will it work? Forum Express 2.0 vs pci express 3.0 Forum PCI-E3.0 (x16) Graphics Card in PCI 2.0 x16 slot possible? Forum Will a PCI Express 3.0 x16 Graphics Card work with a PCI Express 2.0 x16 Forum GTX680 using PCI 2.0 Express vs 3.0 Express Forum An PCI Express 3.0 card on a PCIe 1.1 slot - compatible? Performance ? Forum PCI Express 2.0 and 3.0 question Forum PCI EXPRESS x16 1.0 SLOT SUPPORTS PCI EXPRESS x16 3.0 GRAPHIC CARD Forum Asus gtx560ti directcuII-broken 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 !