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Hmmm, surprisingly, TF2 and Crysis now have a bit more "kick" to them, especially bass and volume. Crysis sounds very crisp, sharp and loud in comparion to the SupremeFX2, even at low volume on my z-5300 setup. Its almost as if it doesn't have enough power to "drive" the speakers good enough, if that makes any sense.

I need to do more testing on MP3's as mine are a wide range of quality. Wish I loaded up Starcraft 2 earlier so I could do a before and after with that one also.
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the first 8x can run PCI-E 3.0, but only the first 8x which is directly wired, same on this board.
I highly doubt our "old" boards are gonna be able to do PCI-E 3.0 with a bios flash according to this thread/argument.


http://www.asusrog.com/forums/showthread.php?4521-Gen3!
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What's the big deal about PCI-E 3.0?

Can't PCI-E 3.0 graphics cards just run in PCI-E 2.0 mode with half the bandwidth on motherboards that don't support PCIe 3.0? I doubt the difference between PCI-E 2.0 X16 (8 GB/s) and PCI-E 3.0 X16 (16 GB/s) will be very much at all in real world use.


I mean, HardOCP tested a GTX 480 SLI configuration in PCI-E 2.0 x16/x16 mode and in x4/x4 mode, and the latter only resulted in a negligible loss in fps despite the great reduction in bandwidth. So why would the difference between PCI-E 2.0 x16 (8 GB/s) and PCI-E 3.0 x16 (16 GB/s) be a bottleneck, even for high-end cards?
Edited by 996gt2 - 10/2/11 at 12:35am
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Others have stated that the extra power supplied via PCI-E 3.0 is also a bonus,
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Others have stated that the extra power supplied via PCI-E 3.0 is also a bonus,
But since most high-end cards get the majority of their power from the 6 or 8 pin PCI-E power inputs, it seems like the amount of power supplied through the slot itself isn't all that important. Besides, the next generation of graphics cards should have similar or lower power draws to the current generation. AMD's HD 7970, for example, is specified to have a 190W TDP, which is actually lower than the HD 6970.

I honestly don't see the increase in bandwidth providing much of a performance boost, either, seeing as current high-end cards are not even bottlenecked by PCI-E 2.0 X8. So it seems to me that you should be able to install a PCI-E 3.0 graphics card in a motherboard with a PCI-E 2.0 port with only a negligible performance loss, if any.



Here's a performance comparison of PCI-E 2.0 x16, x8, and x4 with a high-end card (GTX 480). Very small difference going from x16 to x4.


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A GTX590 or 6990 show far more of a difference when you drop the lanes down, however, this is Overclock.net, not Itsaneglidgableimproovement.net. I wouldn't upgrade to it for PCI-E 3.0, but I'd definitely nab it if I had the choice of both and the cost was roughly the same.
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No doubt. If you have the option of getting one board with and one without and all the other features are the same then sure, go for the one that gives you more. this is why I do not understand why some get P67 over Z68 when the cost is virtually the same. That being said, if I was building today I wouldn't hold off from buying to wait for the new boards.
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I just had a freeze while on internet waching a video clip on the local neews page.
I think I will uninstall bf3 beta as it had to be played with some beta gfx drivers. I managed 5 minut's of play before a freeze, and now again in wot + while surfing.
Got nothing to do with BF3 or beta gpu drivers IMHO. I run the same and got zero probs.

crash on bf3 only when servers do not work anymore - but no BS at all.

I think your problems are memory/voltage related.

You may want to try to increase VDimm to 1.56, TRFC to 160, and command rate T2.

But with those vengeance modules i think your issues will be gone.
Edited by IronAge - 10/2/11 at 9:27am
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I just had a freeze while on internet waching a video clip on the local neews page.
I think I will uninstall bf3 beta as it had to be played with some beta gfx drivers. I managed 5 minut's of play before a freeze, and now again in wot + while surfing.
Well I cleaned out BF3 and went back to latest nvidia driver, but I have had 4
freeze/stuck machine since last night.

I have some lines from 'who crashed'.
anybody good at this. a couple while playing World of tanks. gfx @ 60 and cpu @ 50 c after a match. To high ? and a couple while just surfing the net.

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This was probably caused by the following module: dxgmms1.sys (dxgmms1+0x39ECC)
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file path: C:\\Windows\\system32\\drivers\\dxgmms1.sys
description: DirectX Graphics MMS
Error: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M

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This was probably caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe (nt+0x7CC40)
Bugcheck code: 0x50 (0xFFFFF88059815320, 0x0, 0xFFFFF800024AB23E, 0x5)
description: NT Kernel & System
Error: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED

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This was probably caused by the following module: win32k.sys (win32k+0x7815F)
Bugcheck code: 0x3B (0xC000001D, 0xFFFFF9600011815F, 0xFFFFF88002ED8920, 0x0)
Error: SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
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Got nothing to do with BF3 or beta gpu drivers IMHO. I run the same and got zero probs.

crash on bf3 only when servers do not work anymore - but no BS at all.

I think your problems are memory/voltage related.

You may want to try to increase VDimm to 1.56, TRFC to 160, and command rate T2.

But with those vengeance modules i think your issues will be gone.
command rate is at t2. they are running at 1333 as of now. Sure have had some problems , and just after installing the bf3 beta+nvidia drivers , the machine started to freeze on me.got 5 minut's of play time on bf3 . Hope the mem sticks will be here tomorrow.
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