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    I'm planning on getting a new graphics card, and nowadays most cards come with (16x) PCIe 2.1.
    I read a notion somewhere that cards with 2.1 are not compatible with 1.0 slots, as I have on my motherboard (Asus A8N-E), but 2.0 is backwards compatible.
    Is this true? Do I need to go for a 2.0 card, or will 2.1 also work?

    TIA
    Olle

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    Hi Olle,

    You should be fine with a 2.1 card. It is also backward compatible with 1.x. I would check with Asus support on it though just for peace of mind. You will be limited to 1.x speeds on the 2.0 or 2.1 cards.

    Check out this in Wikipedia . The same info is available almost word for word on several other web sites.

    Hope this helps.
    Deadeye81

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    Thanks! I did check Wikipedia too, and will probably consult the relevant graphics card manufacturer once I get that far.

    Cheers
    Olle

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    Should work just fine. I was using 2.0 card on 1.0 lane on my last build.
    Cheers,
    Matti

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