PCI Express Backward compatible
I have a Geforce GTX 8800 and I just bought a new Plextor Blu-ray burner and found out that my card does not support HDCP. So the hunt is on for a New Video card. My motherboard support only the PCI-Express x16 and i'm thinking its only version 1.0. I was wondering if the GTX 460 is Backward compatible to the older PCI-Express x16.

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I have a Geforce GTX 8800 and I just bought a new Plextor Blu-ray burner and found out that my card does not support HDCP. So the hunt is on for a New Video card. My motherboard support only the PCI-Express x16 and i'm thinking its only version 1.0. I was wondering if the GTX 460 is Backward compatible to the older PCI-Express x16.



Happyme916

#1
Posted 08/18/2011 05:13 PM   
The 460 should work

PCIe 2.0 cards will work in PCIe 1.0 slots
The 460 should work



PCIe 2.0 cards will work in PCIe 1.0 slots



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#2
Posted 08/18/2011 09:21 PM   
Thanks for your reply. I when out to newegg.com and bought a "ECS NGTX460-1GPI-F1 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP". I hope this works, otherwise maybe it's time to update the motherboard, cpu and memory.

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Thanks for your reply. I when out to newegg.com and bought a "ECS NGTX460-1GPI-F1 GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP". I hope this works, otherwise maybe it's time to update the motherboard, cpu and memory.



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#3
Posted 08/19/2011 04:37 AM   
PCI Express is backwards and forwards compatible. So you can mix components fine. PCIe was designed with the idea that not everybody had unlimited spending capacity.
PCI Express is backwards and forwards compatible. So you can mix components fine. PCIe was designed with the idea that not everybody had unlimited spending capacity.

#4
Posted 08/21/2011 08:57 PM   
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