Re: video card and motherboard compatibility
just because the card says PCI-E 2.0 X16, doesnt mean you need to get an PCI-E 2.0 Slot motherboard.
you can get any PCI-E x16 board, and they will all perform the same, unless all you do is sit there and perform all these bench tests. But in games in stuff, theres no difference.
one thing that you have to take into account also is the case to see if you can fit the card in, and a PSU to supply it.
anyways, they will work together
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