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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to TConnors Register or log in to remove Dnx Graphics card Expert 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. | Report abuse Reply to Dnx anort3 Graphics card Master 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... | Report abuse Reply to anort3 TConnors December 8, 2012 4:44:55 PM Thanks | Report abuse Reply to TConnors Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays> PCI Express 3.0 in a 2.0 Slot (Performance)> Related ressources: ForumWill pci express 3.0 x16 card work in pci 2.0 x16 slot ? ForumWill this PCI Express 3.0 card work in my 2.0 slot ? ForumDoes a pci express x16 3.0 graphic card works on pci express x16 1.0 slot ? ForumPCI express 3.0 Graphics Cards vs PCI express 2.0 Graphics Cards ForumPCI express 2.0 and 3.0 ? Graphic card GTX 680 PCI Express 3.0 ForumCan i fit a pci -e 3.0 in a 2.0 x16 slot ? ForumWhat does PCI Express 2.0 16x slot (@x4) mean? ForumAn PCI Express 3.0 card on a PCIe 1.1 slot - compatible? Performance ? ForumI7-2600k CPU w/ PCI -E 2.0 mobo slot & PCI -E 3.0 GPU compatibility ForumPCI Xpress 3.0 in 2.0 slot ?? ForumIf i put a PCI express 3.0 into a express 2.0 slot will it work? ForumExpress 2.0 vs pci express 3.0 ForumPCI-E3.0 (x16) Graphics Card in PCI 2.0 x16 slot possible? ForumWill a PCI Express 3.0 x16 Graphics Card work with a PCI Express 2.0 x16 ForumGTX680 using PCI 2.0 Express vs 3.0 Express ForumAn PCI Express 3.0 card on a PCIe 1.1 slot - compatible? Performance ? ForumPCI Express 2.0 and 3.0 question ForumPCI EXPRESS x16 1.0 SLOT SUPPORTS PCI EXPRESS x16 3.0 GRAPHIC CARD ForumAsus gtx560ti directcuII-broken 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 !