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Old 04-28-2012, 11:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I highly doubt it's outdated, but just wanted to hear opinions:

I have a core i7 930 w/ Asus P6X58D Premium mobo and a 5870 card.... looking to upgrade to a GX 680 and don't think the 680 will really utilize PCIX 3.0 fully....

Thoughts?
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I highly doubt it's outdated, but just wanted to hear opinions:

I have a core i7 930 w/ Asus P6X58D Premium mobo and a 5870 card.... looking to upgrade to a GX 680 and don't think the 680 will really utilize PCIX 3.0 fully....

Thoughts?
Pci-e 3.0 and 2.0 doens't matter for graphic cards at the moment.
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it'll be a nice upgrade, have fun.
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Pci-e 3.0 and 2.0 doens't matter for graphic cards at the moment.
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it'll be a nice upgrade, have fun.
Don't fill our users up with false information please.

The correct answer is, this generation of cards barely saturates the PCI-E 3.0 bus BUT if you want to ever SLI or Crossfire you want a Z77 board and IB CPU to have the dual 8x 3.0. If you got SLI 680s and went with a Z68 and 2500k the dual PCI-E 2.0 8x slots will actually bottleneck your cards. PCI-E 3.0 in dual 8x mode is the same as dual PCI-E 2.0 16x meaning there wont be any bottleneck.

If you just want a single card and never plan to SLI then all of this information is moot. Just putting it out there........again.
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