PCI express x16 2.0

By craigdexter1 ยท 6 replies
Dec 17, 2008
  1. The motherboard spec says PCI-x 16.
    Will a PCI-X16 2.0 work?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Without know your Hardware manufacture and model, it's difficult to say

    Please put your System Specs information in your Profile

    If you have a brand name computer (like Dell; HP; or other) please place the Computer name & Model number in your Mobo field of your Profile
  3. CombinationZero

    CombinationZero TS Rookie Posts: 31


    It might but the proformance of the card will be limited to what it could really do.


    No it won't, suggest you hear the other members opinions
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,485   +45

    2.0 is backwards compatible, you'll be fine.
  5. craigdexter1

    craigdexter1 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 63

    Does the MoBo hold the tech or the graphics card
  6. direwolf007

    direwolf007 TS Rookie Posts: 105

    Both "hold the tech". A PCI-E 2.0 interconnect requires both a PCI-E 2.0 video card and a PCI-E 2.0 slot on the motherboard. That said, on most motherboards, PCI-E 2.0 is backwards compatible, so a PCI-E 2.0 card will work on a PCI-E slot and a PCI-E card will work in a PCI-E 2.0 slot.

    Performance differences are next to non-existant on all but the most powerful video cards, to boot.
  7. tastegw

    tastegw TS Enthusiast Posts: 188

    i second this, im running a gtx280 in a pci-e x16 (not 2.0) and it works just like it would in a pci-e x16 2.0 slot.
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