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What will PCIE 3.0 do for video cards?

post #1 of 16
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So from what I can understand, data will transfer faster between the GPU to the motherboard or something (I could be wrong). Anyway, does this overall process enhance graphic performance? Better framerates or something?

Is it Similar to Sata III and Usb 3.0?
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Just more bandwidth. We haven't had a change in standards in a good few years now because PCIe 2.0 is more than enough. PCIe 3.0 will just lift the bandwidth cap.
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I don't think it will do much of anything for the time being since PCIe 2.0 x8 is fast enough to satisfy most cards already. But it's a nice step towards future proofing the PCIe format.
    
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post #4 of 16
yes the concept is the same but only devices that support PCIe 3.0 will be able to take advantage of it... PCIe 2.0/2.1 devices will be at 2.0/2.1 speeds
EDIT: i could be wrong...(correct me if i am)
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post #5 of 16
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So better graphic performance overall? Only with PCIE 3.0 Video Cards correct?

The first cards to support it should be AMD Southern Islands and Nvidia's Kepler.
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post #6 of 16
It is pointless except for future proofing.
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would help with dual gpu cards no?
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would help with dual gpu cards no?

Not unless for some reason you're running 6990's or 590's on PCI-E x8.
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I just thought it would give better performance to the next gen. I guess not then.
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post #10 of 16
Not for a few more generations unless they really increase performance.
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