2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 22, 2015 8:00 AM by Smiekero

    Will a PCI-e 3.0 slot still work with a 2nd generation i7?

    Smiekero

      Hello everyone,

       

      Recently I got myself a new motherboard with a PCI-e 3.0 slot on it. Unfortunately I still have a second generation i7 (2600) which means I cannot use the capacity of the slot, since it requires a 3rd generation processor.

      My question is: will the slot still work if I put a graphics card in it? For example, if I put an MSI Radeon R9 390x into it, is it just going to be a little slower? Or is it not going to work at all? In that case I guess I'll have to buy a new processor first.

       

      Thanks.