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Dual GPU cards already can't max out PCIe 2.0 at 16x and possibly 8x. Basically PCIe 3.0 should be like PCIe 2.0 at 25,6x in terms of bandwidth with the bandwidth going from 5 GT/s to 8 GT/s.
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A motherboard with PCIE3 support gives you headroom for upcoming GPU generations, quad SLI on high end GPUs already pushes a good amount of bandwidth. PCIE3 can't hurt and you're sure not to saturate it for a few more generations.
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since pcie 2.0 is still way to fast for current cards, pcie 3 will be useless... i think i seen that like a GTX590 only uses like 50% of the current bandwidth
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well, I'm not doing anything more than a crossfire, so....
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if current dual gpus be using pretty much all of x16
and next gen cards which should be a nice bump its a good thing
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http://www.legitreviews.com/news/11105/

Here's why I wanted to know if PCI-E was even useful. Will these cards even need it?
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