What exactly uses the PCI Express 3.0 slots on a motherboard?

Answer Some video cards are designed for PCI 3.0, but will run in 2.1 or 2.0 slots anyway. Video cards are the only thing that can make use of PCI 3.0 slots at this time...

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What are pci express slots?

PCI Express is an interface for connecting hardware cards to a PC. It operates at double the speed of the older PCI standard. It is designed for services that require a high data rate such as Gigab... Read More »

Can a PCI Express 2.0 Graphics card work on a PCI Express 3.0 slot on a Z77 chipset motherboard?

Yes, all PCI Express slots are backwards compatible.

Can PCI cards go in PCI Express slots?

Standard peripheral component interconnect (PCI) computer expansion cards cannot be connected to PCI Express ports. PCI and PCI Express are different technologies and the ports are different sizes,... Read More »

What type of motherboard uses a soft power switch?

Any motherboard with a 20- or 24-pin ATX or SFX power connector--typical of nearly all modern computers--has a soft power switch. Additionally, all laptop motherboards have soft power switches. A s... Read More »