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Gtx 260 & pci-e 2.0

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I'm about to get a gtx 260, but my board is a bloodiron without PCI-E 2.0 - which I've only just discovered, to my chagrin.

I've tried to get a clear answer on whether this would matter very much - and whether i'd do best going with another card because of it, etc.

Any help clearing this up for me would be appreciated.
    
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You will have no issues, as PCI-E 2.0 is totally backwards compatible with PCI-E 1.0/1.1.

There is currently no card that even approaches bandwidth saturation of the PCI-E 1.1 standard anyway.
    
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Originally Posted by JackArbiter View Post
I'm about to get a gtx 260, but my board is a bloodiron without PCI-E 2.0 - which I've only just discovered, to my chagrin.

I've tried to get a clear answer on whether this would matter very much - and whether i'd do best going with another card because of it, etc.

Any help clearing this up for me would be appreciated.
It will be fine, im running my 260 on a PCIE 1.1 board
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Found some extra info in my searching so I knew it was compatible, but thank you duesco for the saturation answer and thank you both for replying. +1rep.
    
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It would be pretty hard to max out the bandwidth of PCI-E 1.1 so you are fine. I know someone already said this but just to reiterate
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