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News Leaked slide confirms PCI-E 3.0 for Intel Ivy Bridge CPUs

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 29 Mar 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. Autti

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    6 sata 6gbps USB3 and PCI-e 3.0 would be a LOT of bandwidth to control, perhaps thats why its only 2 sata 6gbps?

    Also, isn't LGA 2011 meant to have PCI-e 3.0
     
  3. srx08

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    This is for LGA 1155. Ivy Bridge is just the die shrink of the sandy bridge architecture.
     
  4. SpAceman

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    Excitement! I was going to hold off a little while longer, being a poor student with a huge loan and all, but I am so tempted to put together an Ivy Bridge build when it comes out.
     
  5. Xyllian

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    Isnt the Bulldozer chipset from AMD supposed to have 4 usb 3.0 and 8 sata 6gb/s natively?

    This chipset seems rather unimpressive as even the latest cards have trouble maxing out the PCIe 2.0 x8 ports. Lots of usb 3.0 and sata 6gb/s would be much more impressive.
     
  6. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    Does this mean that we will be able to push more power through the motherboard rather than having these additional cables to the GFX cards that has become the norm....
     
  7. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    2 SATA 6gb/s is a bit tight. I'd have though 4 would be a reasonable minimum for future chips.
     
  8. meandmymouth

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    When is Ivy Bridge *very roughly* expected?
     
  9. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    Q1 2012 I believe

    edit: Autti, yes Lga 2011 is meant to be the first outing for PCI-e 3.0

    Xyllian, with the die shrink from 40nm to 28nm coming end of this year/next year we should see performance increase in gpu's dramatically.
     
  10. deadstoned

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    Its expected at the end of this year or Q1 of next year. I'm in the same boat as SpAceman, I'll try and hold off on SandyBridge and go for Ivy Bridge. I'll get my monies worth out of my Q6600 for the time being :) and upgrade to a 560 GTX for Bf3 from my 4870 512mb. Just wish the board had more SATA 3 :p
     
  11. Guinevere

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    No, you don't get any more power overhead from using PCI-E 3.0
     
  12. Xir

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    Ah...USB 3.0
    Have we noticed, finally?
     
  13. true_gamer

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    What's the point in the extra bandwidth and faster gpu's now, when we can max out every game with today's hardware?

    So until we have games like Crysis 1 to push are hardware, then its pointless upgrading.

    ("Looks at Crysis 2 with disappointment!")
     
  14. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    I think Nvidia and AMD would prefer PCI-E with more power instead, perhaps 300W worth. :)
     
  15. DbD

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    Difficult to get too excited.

    Any gamer will have a discrete gpu so who cares if the on-chip one is a bit faster. The cpu is obviously going to clock a little higher, and have a little more cache but that's not going to make a huge difference.

    The only thing that would tempt me to move to it is if they offer some cheap 6 or 8 core variants on 1155.
     
  16. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    I think Intel is shooting itself in the foot by offering PCI-e 3. The 2 major selling points of s1366 and eventually s2011 are increased memory channels/bandwidth and more PCIe lanes for SLI/xfire. It's already been proved that the sandybridge memory controller makes a mockery of the one in Bloomfield (although I'm sure s2011 is going to have all those improvements and more), so all thats left is more PCIe lanes. Assuming AMD/nvidia can get some PCIe 3 cards out the door, an 8x 8x split should prove to be a fairly popular motherboard layout, which is going to take a nice bite out of intels high end sales methinks.

    On a side note, I wonder if low/mid range graphics cards are going to switch to 8x only? If it saved $10-15 off the cost of a card (through smaller die, less complex PCB and less design time) I think it would make sense.... no?
     
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    The i5-2500k is pretty killer, I just took the plunge from an e8400. It's night and day. IMO there's nothing really in Ivy Bridge to look forward to apart from decreased power draw which has already been massively improved in the 2500k over the i5-750 / 760 along with a nice speed bump for the same money.

    Any 1155 board should do tbh from a decent manufacturer, one thing I noticed though is alt+tab out of high end games, BF BC2 especially, with 8GB memory instead of 4GB is now instant. Try and find 2x 4GB 1600MHz CL9 modules for about £80 as anything more seems to be a waste of money looking at speed tests, put it towards an SSD!
     
  18. HourBeforeDawn

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    have we even come close to saturating PCI-E 2.0 yet? but I suppose thats just how tech is we dont use it to its full potential before we replace it with something else.
     
  19. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    I honestly can't see myself upgrading my i5-750 until the next architecture (tock) in 2012. Nothing I do stresses my current CPU to 100% yet!
     
  20. Floyd

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    I would only be excited about the PCI-E 3.0 if it provided more power through the slot so we dont have to have power cords to our GPUs.
     
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