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. m 0 l anort3 a c 258 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... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer TConnors December 8, 2012 4:44:55 PM Thanks m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDoes PCI Express 3.0 x16 graphics card work on PCI Express 2.0 slot? Forum Solved3.0 PCI Express Graphics card in 2.0 slot motherboard Forum SolvedWill pci express 3.0 x16 card work in pci 2.0 x16 slot? Forum SolvedPCI Express 3.0 x16 graphic card on PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot? Forum SolvedWill this a gpu that has pci express 3.0 work on a 2.0 express slot? Forum SolvedHow can I tell if my motherboard has a PCI Express x16 2.0 graphics slot or a 3.0 graphics slot? Forum Does PCI Express 3.0 graphics card work on PCI Express 2.0 slot? Forum SolvedExpresscard slot 2.0 supports pci express 3.0 graphics card Forum Solvedwill a graphics card with PCI Express 2.0 x16 work with my 3.0 PCI Express x16 expansion slot? Forum SolvedPCI Express 3.0 on 2.0 slot? Forum SolvedWill pci express 3.0 x16 card work in pci 2.0 x8 slot Forum SolvedIf i put a PCI express 3.0 into a express 2.0 slot will it work? Forum Will pci express 3.0 x16 card work in pci 2.0 x16 slot? Forum PCI Express 3.0 Graphics card not working with 2.0 slot Forum PCI-E3.0 (x16) Graphics Card in PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot possible? Forum SolvedWill a PCI Express 3.0 video card work on a pci 2.0 x16 mother board with the same performance as it works on a pci 3.0 mobo Forum PCI express 2.0 card in a 3.0 slot? Forum Solvedpci express 3.0 graphics card in 2.0 performance difference Forum Cross firing two 7870s between a PCI express 3.0 and a 2.0 slot. Forum SolvedWill putting a PCIe 3.0 GPU into a PCI3 2.0 slot produce a performance bottleneck if I have a 2500k processor? 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 !