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io think im gonna need a bigger case too...
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Meh, still no tri-GPU x16/x16/x16 mobo...Pretty bad considering PCI-E 3.0 is supposedly planned for around a Q4 2011 release.
    
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Meh, still no tri-GPU x16/x16/x16 mobo...Pretty bad considering PCI-E 3.0 is supposedly planned for around a Q4 2011 release.
Didn't think PCI-E 3.0 was going to be around until Ivy Bridge for Intel, and whatever the next thing is for AMD. AM4? No idea

MSI has a board out with pcie 3, but the cpu's don't support it?

Someone fill me in with the technical details please

I've set PCI-E 3.0 milestone as my next system upgrade
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Didn't think PCI-E 3.0 was going to be around until Ivy Bridge for Intel, and whatever the next thing is for AMD. AM4? No idea

MSI has a board out with pcie 3, but the cpu's don't support it?

Someone fill me in with the technical details please

I've set PCI-E 3.0 milestone as my next system upgrade
We are barely saturating 2.0 with dual GPU cards and not even saturating 8 lanes of PCI-E 2.0 with a GTX 580.
    
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Nice board! I have used and now own boards with both the gigabyte hybrid bios and the UEFI bios and could care less about this aspect as one is as good as the other in my view point!

This board should push BD to its limit!
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Nice board! I have used and now own boards with both the gigabyte hybrid bios and the UEFI bios and could care less about this aspect as one is as good as the other in my view point!

This board should push BD to its limit!
At a pricepoint of $260, you can't go wrong with this board.
    
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What's the point without the new CPUs
I'm probably going to get a 990 because I can't really wait for the end of the year until Bulldozer is released. I have to play BF3, Duke Nukem. When Bulldozer processors do come out they'll be compatible with the 990 motherboards.
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We are barely saturating 2.0 with dual GPU cards and not even saturating 8 lanes of PCI-E 2.0 with a GTX 580.
Yeah it's just the whole Intel limited pcie lanes where enabling usb3/sata3 limits the gpu pcie stuff kinda bugs me. Hoping pcie 3.0 would fix that

Does the same thing happen with low/mid range AMD boards?
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Its about time they post a review on this board... geeze

Now just waiting for newegg to get them in stock....
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post #40 of 47
this board is so sexy
sadly i wanted 1 slot of free room for tri sli
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