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Old 10-29-2007, 03:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default P35 & PCI-e 2.0

PCI-e 2.0 is fully supported by P35, right? I couldn't remember and couldn't find a straight up answer anywhere. I know that DDR3 isn't, and is supported on X38, but I couldn't remember anything about PCI-e 2.0.

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DDR3 can be supported on the P35. The Asus P5K3 deluxe uses DDR3. Currently the only chipset supporting PCI-e 2.0 are the x38 boards.
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PCi-e 2.0 is backwards compatible... you can use a 2.0 on a non 2.0 board... and vice-versa... but if your asking if the p35 chipsets are directly PCi-e 2.0... then its a no..
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will you have the same performance on a non pcie 2.0?
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It has already been proven that the new cards dont use up the full pcie 1.1 bandwidth.
p35 = pcie 1.1
x38 = pcie 2.0
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It takes the PCI-express x16 standard (effectively PCI-e 1.0), and doubels the bandwidth from 2.5GT/s to 5.0GT/s. Whether or not that will significantly increase the performance of a single card depending on the motherboard, is what I'd like to know.

My *guess* would be that this is just paving the way for PCI-e 2.0, and that this card won't benefit from having a PCI-e 2.0 compliant motherboard. I hope so at least .. I'm in no mood to spend a lot more cash on a X38 when the reviews have shown little to no performance gains.
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You do not need Pci-E 2.0 for a while....the P35 boards are great for your money.
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eitherway almost all the benchies have been done on pcie 1.1 boards, and the gt still puts the competition to shame.

So, I wouldn't worry too much.
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