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Motherboards any AMD based boards planning on having PCI-E 3.0??

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Sk8rSeth, 25 Aug 2011.

  1. Sk8rSeth

    Sk8rSeth Browncoat

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    im working on my case build, and am waiting for Bulldozer gen2 [Q1 2012] so i was wondering if anyone here had any news on if there are plans to have an AMD based board that will support PCI-e gen3 out by then? preferably an ROG?

    if there arent or there isnt any news by xmas, then ill just go back to the crosshair v formula, and some gtx590s.......

    i dont want to be spending upwards of $1600 USD on technology thats about to be shadowed. thats a lot of money for something that will no longer be the best you know....

    any word at all? thnx
     
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  2. Guest-16

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    990FX doesn't support it so no, not until 2012 sorry.

    Using PCI-E Gen3 switches doesn't count as PCI-E 3 ;)

    ROG's board for this year is the Crosshair 5 Formula. We're evaluating a special Bulldozer UEFI right now, that will be ready on the CPU release.
     
  3. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    How long will it be until having a v3 slot will actually make a difference?
     
  4. penryn 2 hertz

    penryn 2 hertz I'm not a science fiction writer...

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    Dam Bindibadgi and his Bulldozer "NDA" ...:wallbash::sigh:
     
  5. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    PCI Gen3 isn't going to make any difference, GPUs don't even saturate the PCIe 2 x16 slots yet.
     
  6. mav2000

    mav2000 In Training

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    Thats what I thought...the PCIE 2 standard is still to be staurated...so why bother with 3? I think people like the baord to be all "3"...sata 3, usb 3 and pcie 3....great for the marketing department.
     
  7. OCJunkie

    OCJunkie OC your Dremel too

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    Bandwidth-wise there's just no reason for v3 right now. It's all just sales tactics.
     
  8. fdbh96

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    I think the point is that there is no need for it now, but there probably (hopefully) will be soon.
     
  9. Skeese

    Skeese New Member

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    What will be so special about it over the existing UEFI?

    Can we have a SS to wet our appetites? :naughty:
     

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