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Will all 3.0 cards work in this mobo?

After this current build, I took a break! Got out of the loop so to speak, so I'm a little behind on what's new and exciting! I currently have/run the, GTX460 v2 (PCIe X16 2.0) card and it seems to be ok so far. A few artifacts here and there, nothing disturbing really. Clock speed is factory out of the box. Didn't monkey with the OC thing. I took a peek at the new EVGA cards and everything looks to be 3.0! This ASUS Crosshair V Formula I have WAS killer when it was put together 4 months or so ago. Has three 2.0 slots for SLI. Are all these new 3.0 cards compatable? What would YOU put in, budget wise, to replace the 460? It did max out on BF3 on me! I don't play that game all that much really, it was more of a, "let's see what this thing can do!" test.

Thanking everyone in advance, Max
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  1. Pci exp 3.0 are backwards compaitable with 2.0,1.0.
  2. It depends on the budget. In descending order, I'd go 7970/670>7950>7870XT>7870/660.

    The cards are all compatible with the board. You'll not be getting PCIe 3.0 bandwidth but you don't need it anyway.
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    There will no performance loss at pci 2.0 with pci 3.0 exp gpu.
  4. EzioAs said:
    It depends on the budget. In ascending order, I'd go 7970/670>7950>7870XT>7870/660.

    The cards are all compatible with the board. You'll not be getting PCIe 3.0 bandwidth but you don't need it anyway.



    I will consider these, thank you!
  5. ASHISH65 said:
    There will no performance loss at pci 2.0 with pci 3.0 exp gpu.


    Thank you! Both answers were a huge relief!
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