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January 2, 2013 6:03:21 PM

My motherboard has 1xPCIe x16 slot, will this slot fit a PCIe 3.0 Video card?

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January 2, 2013 6:20:34 PM

What motherboard is it? That would be helpful information.
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a b V Motherboard
January 2, 2013 6:25:46 PM

It probably can
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January 2, 2013 6:26:29 PM

if it's a PCIe 2.0 slot, then it will fit a card which supports 3.0. As far as I know there is no card which is ONLY compatible with PCIe 3.0. Most of them, most high-ends, are PCIe 2.0 + 3.0 supported. But you will need an Ivy CPU to make use of the 3.0 anyway.

So, a PCIe 2.0 x16 slot will be able to handle the new cards which come with 3.0 as well.
a b U Graphics card
January 2, 2013 6:26:42 PM

yes no matter what(unless it is 10 years old)even if it is PCIe 2.0 it is backwards compatible so no matter what it will work

a b U Graphics card
a c 78 V Motherboard
January 2, 2013 6:27:13 PM

yes a pci-e x16 slot can take in pcie cards of any size
pci-e 3.0 is just the generation to which it belongs...it is just the latest bandwidth standards and has got nothing to do with its connector size.
January 2, 2013 6:30:42 PM

Thanks guys you've been helpful

and for the motherboard I have a IPISB-CU (Carmel2)

Definitely upgrading though, going to start building my own computer :) 
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