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Can i fit a pci-e 3.0 in a 2.0 x16 slot ?

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December 29, 2012 4:11:53 AM

Hello,
I am thinking about buying a new graphics card (ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GTX650 1GB 1 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card).......................................

But i have 2.0 x16 slot not 3.0...will it work in my pc....here are my full specs

Intel Core i3 540 @3.07GHZ

ASUS P7H55-M LX

4 x 2 Corsair Vengance Ram ddr3

Cooler Master GX 550W Bronze

Thanks in advance!!



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December 29, 2012 4:15:16 AM

rohantb1319 said:
Hello,
I am thinking about buying a new graphics card (ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GTX650 1GB 1 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card).......................................

But i have 2.0 x16 slot not 3.0...will it work in my pc....here are my full specs

Intel Core i3 540 @3.07GHZ

ASUS P7H55-M LX

4 x 2 Corsair Vengance Ram ddr3

Cooler Master GX 550W Bronze

Thanks in advance!!




Yes 3.0 is backwards compatible.
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December 29, 2012 4:20:23 AM

Will there be any performance drop if i use 3.0 in 2.0?
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December 29, 2012 4:34:04 AM

So it'll be enough to play crysis 3??
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December 29, 2012 4:41:22 AM

mine is 1600 x 900
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December 29, 2012 4:42:20 AM

i have 1 more option( Sapphire AMD/ATI HD 7770 1 GB GDDR5 )
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December 29, 2012 5:02:21 AM

i guess if you want to play a powerful game such as crysis 3 you gonna need a powerful GPU such as 7950 2gb and 660ti and above
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December 29, 2012 6:03:50 AM

but hd 7770 is on the minimum section and 8 gb ram is in the high and my processor in the recomended
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December 29, 2012 6:05:17 AM

so i guess 650 ti is better
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December 29, 2012 8:00:32 AM

rohantb1319 said:
Will there be any performance drop if i use 3.0 in 2.0?

If you put a card capable of pcie 3.0 in a 2.0 slot. It will run on pcie 2.0 and the difference in performance will be negligible.
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December 29, 2012 9:47:29 AM

in my opinion i would go with the 6870 HD its better and it capable with pci 2.0 if you are so worried about the PCI system and i guess its going well on the 1080p if thats your resolution
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
the 6870 HD memory interface is 256 otherwise the 650 is 128 that means the 6870 is faster
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