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Will putting a PCIe 3.0 x16 card into a PCIe 2.0 x16 mob bottleneck it

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January 31, 2013 9:39:11 PM
a b U Graphics card
January 31, 2013 9:45:17 PM

Nope, neither the card or the board could care less. It'll work.
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January 31, 2013 9:47:59 PM

No, current graphics cards aren't bottlenecking on 16 lanes of PCI 2.0 - where 3.0 comes into play is in SLI situations, where 8 lanes of PCIe 3.0 are as fast as 16 of 2.0.
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January 31, 2013 10:05:01 PM

Also, PCI-3 allows for some power savings as well
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