PCIe 2.0 x8 card in PCIe 3.0 x16 slot?

monish kumar

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iam going to buy graphic card my motherboard has a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot .
iam going to buy grapic card it has PCIe 2.0 x8
will it work with my motherboard?
 

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Which card is it ? That has to be really old card that any low range cheap card would beat it ..
 

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If in India , get a used GT 730 or GT740 for 3000 INR , with GDDR5 .. dont get 710 , you will find alot selling their old cards

and make sure it uses GDDR5 Memory and not DDR3

 
Hey,
To be clear, he did not specify if this is meant for GAMING or not.

If it's for gaming, then yes it's not a good card though it runs some slow and older games fine.

If it's NOT meant for gaming then the question is whether it does something for you that your current card (or iGPU) can't do.

Other:
Your iGPU does use some of your system memory as well. If you had it set to 1024MB for light gaming then you'd only have 3GB left of your 4GB to be used with Windows and applications.

What card?

For budget gaming I strongly suggest one of the new AMD cards. Either the RX-460 or RX-470 (RX-470 if possible).

**Price gouging is going on for these cards due to availability so if you can wait I suggest you wait another month or so for stock and pricing to stabilize.

RX-470 is about 87% the performance of the RX-480 so use this to compare:
https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/RX_480/24.html
 

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man , his budget is 3000INR

Thats $44 only ...

and he has i3 3220 .... ofc he wants the card for gaming lol , he already got onboard graphics. or maybe he needs to connect 3 monitors.
 
For rough comparison:

GT710: 192 cuda cores
GTX760: 1152 cuda cores (6X a GT710)

RX-470: 1.8X (average) FPS of the GTX760

It's going to vary by the game etc, but these aren't even remotely close in terms of performance. The RX-470 should end up roughly $150USD.

The RX-460 will be cheaper but a lot slower than the RX-470. Here's some leaked benchmarks:
http://videocardz.com/63033/gigabyte-radeon-rx-460-windforce-2x-performance-leaked

Not sure what's going on with DOOM, but getting about HALF the performance of the RX-470 in the Crysis 3 video is probably about right (16 vs 32 cores).
 

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