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#1 Compunoob

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 08:47 PM

Hello all!

This isn't so much a problem as a question! Hopefully someone here can shed some light on it for me.
My motherboard supports PCIe 2.0. My old card just went out. Im not even sure if will ask this correctly but this is what I was wondering. Should I get the best card I can for that interface or get a 3.0 card. I'm unsure about what the 2.0 interface will do to a 3.0 card. Other than slow it down. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 09:05 PM

As you stated and answered your own question.  It will do nothing more than slow down the ' bandwidth ' available to the Video Card.  So you will not be running the newer 3.0 video card to it's maximum potential.  Your motherboard will be ' slowing ' you down providing a 'bottleneck'.  You can certainly do this and it will still work- and upgrade in the future to a mainboard supporting PCIe 3.0.



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Posted 28 April 2015 - 09:39 PM

Ok thanks for the quick reply! Now I just need to decide what card to get!

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 02:28 AM

It won't make any considerable bottleneck. The 2.0 annd 3.0 PCIe doesn't have much bandwidth difference on them. But it may depend on the graphics card.






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