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Even though the Sandy Bridge processors nor the Z68 chipset officially support PCI Express 3.0, engineering department opted for an ingenious solution and adjusted the wiring and signaling to make sure PCIe 3.0 signal gets through.

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Edited by damninhell - 5/31/11 at 4:11pm
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post #2 of 41
MSI FTW!..

or should I say FTX (for the xtreme!).
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so is PCIX 3.0 like 23lanes??
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Pretty sure it's still 16 lanes. An interesting time to introduce it but it had to come some point, even if it isn't necessary yet.
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post #5 of 41
This is actually pretty cool, but what difference will it really make? The cpu is designed to accept pci-e 2.0 speeds only, right? So this is like saying "We managed to redesign the pci-e lanes so that they will be compatible with pci-e 3.0 devices", that doesn't mean you will get the speed benefits from pci-e 3.0.
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I wonder if asus and the other big dogs will do this too?
    
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post #7 of 41
Look at the CPU.. LGA 115X? xD
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post #8 of 41
And it doesn't look any different from PCI-E 2.0... tongue.gif
as expected, of course

Yeah, look at the socket... it seems taller than your standard 1155!?
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I think LGA 115X will be some sort of Sandy Bridge or Sandy Bridge E.

As for the PCI-e 3.0, you can expect to see those when x79 launches.
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Wait... ANOTHER new socket??? Does Intel ever want to make a platform that stays current for more than 10 minutes???
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