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2.0 compatible with 3.0 PCI?

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January 29, 2013 11:30:25 PM

I'm buying a GTX 650 as an upgrade to my current Radeon HD 4550, and it requires a PCI Express 3.0 slot. My motherboard is a P5N-E SLI 1.XX and it has 2 x PCIe x16 , Single VGA mode: x16 (Default), SLI mode: x8, x8 ,1 x PCIe x1 , 2 x PCI 2.2

I was wondering if I could use it on my motherboard, and if so, which port would I use? Thanks!

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January 30, 2013 12:05:01 AM

Yes it will work fine. Currently running a 7950 in 2.0. You might want to look at the 7750 and 7770. Much better price per performance.
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January 30, 2013 12:13:38 AM

Agree.
The GTX650 does not "require" a PCIe v3.0 slot. It's simply compatible with it as well as being backwards compatible.

The bandwidth provided by a PCIe v3.0 slot would also not benefit your card so you won't be bottlenecking the card with your motherboard.
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January 30, 2013 12:30:48 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:
Yes it will work fine. Currently running a 7950 in 2.0. You might want to look at the 7750 and 7770. Much better price per performance.


I compared the GTX 650 to both of those cards, and the 650 had better performance on both, except for on the 7770 where it had a little bit higher texel rate.
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January 30, 2013 1:17:25 AM

7770 is actually a lot faster than the GTX 650. If you really want nVida cards, you can get the GTX 650 Ti.. Not the 650.
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January 30, 2013 2:13:13 AM

650ti isn't worth it IMO. Might as well just get a 7850 at that point. Only $20 more for a 1gb version. Or $35 more for a 2gb version.
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