Whats the difference

pci-express-slots.gif

Left upper corner, that is where u plug in the PCI devices, those black vertical slots..

Your video card goes in.

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The graph is showing PCIe v 1.x. In 2007 PCIe 2.x and in 2011 PCIe 3.x.

Per lane (each direction):
v1.x: 250 MB/s (2.5 GT/s)
v2.x: 500 MB/s (5 GT/s)
v3.0: 1 GB/s (8 GT/s)
v4.0: 2 GB/s (16 GT/s)

16 lane slot (each direction):
v1.x: 4 GB/s (40 GT/s)
v2.x: 8 GB/s (80 GT/s)
v3.0: 16 GB/s (128 GT/s)
 

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if i get the asrock z68 extreme3 mobo will i be able to use it with this build

cooler master haf x case
intel i5 2550k cpu
cooler master hyper 212 plus cpu cooler
amd radeon hd 7990 graphics card
g.skill ripjaws x series 8gb ram
western digital caviar black 1.5tb hhd
intel 520 cherryville 120gb ssd
corsair ax850w psu
lg black 12x bd-rom optical drive
 

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