are pci-e 3.0 amd r7 series cards backward compatible with my PCI-E 2.0 slot in my motherboard

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Are pci-e 3.0 amd r7 series graphics cards backward compatible with my PCI-E 2.0 slot in my motherboard?

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According to this .....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI-E  (Half way down the page).
In August 2007, PCI-SIG announced that PCI Express 3.0 would carry a bit rate of 8 gigatransfers per second (GT/s), and that it would be backward compatible with existing PCIe implementations.

I haven't found anything on r7 yet.
Is your board listed here...
http://www.pc-specs.com/gpu/ATI/R-200_Series/Radeon_R7_260X/1865/Compatible_Motherboards

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