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Originally Posted by disemvoweled View Post
From what I've read, PCI-E 3.0 should give about a 50-60% increase in data transfer rate over 2.0. The extra efficiency that comes along with this will be a nice benefit, but is there anything out there that is saturating the current standard's bandwidth?
I don't think any 1 particular item, but don't current intel boards have limited pcie lanes? E.g you plug usb3 or sata3 in and it scales back graphics to 4x or something.

PCI-E 3.0 is double 2.0, so theoretically needs half the amount of lanes to do the same stuff, making a lot more bandwidth available to do everything

(someone else may be able to explain clearer)