difference between PCI-E x16 and PCI-E 2.0/2.1/3.0

Discussion in 'Computers Help' started by Shadow King, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. Shadow King

    Shadow King Member Known Member

    I am confused i am planing to buy a graphics card as my birthday gift :p
    But i am confused in some things about graphics hardware
    i have IntelĀ® Desktop Board DG41RQ
    It consist of "PCI Express* x16 connector"
    and i am searching for some graphics card that can be fitted in PCI-E x16
    but in some online shopping website (Flipkart) i found requirement as PCI-E 2.0/2.1/3.0
    so please anyone can tell me what's the main difference between PCI-E x16 and PCI-E 2.0/2.1/3.0
    and do i need something else for those graphics card i am really confused
    and please if u can suggest me some graphics card for PCI-E x16

    please help needed urgent

    For Mother Board Config. "C" is PCI-E x16
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  3. akiratoriyama

    akiratoriyama Moderator


    Read this once

    You can probably use those PCIe v2/v3 ones


    Also read this

  4. Bala

    Bala Administrator Staff Member

    PCI-e stands for Peripheral Interconnect Express. This is a bus which allows for high speed IRQ and data transmission between CPU and MotherBoard and the peripheral device.
    As per your mother board specifications you can use a PCIEx16 2.0 generation expansion or graphic card. Usually generation 3.0 is supported on LGA1156 and above.
    Note PCIe4, 8 ,16X represent the bus width. Make sure the card you are getting is a PCIe16X and generation 2.0, most of the cards go into this category, so you can safely buy PCIe2.0 cards
    If you tell me your budget I will find one for you.
  5. Shadow King

    Shadow King Member Known Member

    Around 8K INR.
  6. Bala

    Bala Administrator Staff Member

    Okay I will give you my recommendations.

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