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Can a PCI-e 3.0 card (mid-budget) exceed the bandwidth of a PCI-e 2.0 of a motherboard? Thanks.

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Okay, edited it to catch the main idea. –  huseyin tugrul buyukisik Sep 22 '12 at 20:46

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Any PCIe version 3 card should work in any PCIe version 2.0 slot, but at PCIe v2 speeds.

Since it will work at v2 speed it can not exceed v2 speed.

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