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post #11 of 19
I hope you realize motherboard has no effect on your graphics card..
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post #12 of 19
I would get the newer one [ P8Z68-V/GEN3] as it will support the newer cards in pci 3.
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post #13 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by toX0rz View Post

I hope you realize motherboard has no effect on your graphics card..

It does if you're running a PCI 3.0 GPU
post #14 of 19
And yeah, the only thing that sets them apart is the PCI-E 3.0, which has no effect unless you're running a card that actually has PCI-E 3.0.
    
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post #15 of 19
can you run an IB cpu in a gen 3 motherboard, but not use PCIe 3 with it?
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post #16 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by mxthunder View Post

can you run an IB cpu in a gen 3 motherboard, but not use PCIe 3 with it?

If you're asking if you can use IB with a PCI-E 2.0 graphics card, yes you can.
    
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post #17 of 19
Just remember that if you get the gen 3 board, you will need an ivy bridge processor (not yet released) in order to take advantage of pcie 3.0 in a gpu that can actually use that bandwidth (also not yet released). It's simply a mode of futureproofing that won't really become useful until about a year from now or even beyond. I find it hard to believe that if GPU makers can't take full advantage of pcie 2.0 16x now, that the'll actually use the additional bandwidth on the 3.0 any time soon (1-2 years from now most likely).
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post #18 of 19
By the time you use PCI 3.0, you will want a new motherboard and CPU anyway. Just get the non Gen3 and save money for now.
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post #19 of 19
I thought that all of asus Z68 boards (non gen 3) can be updated by bios and would then support IB and PCIE3.0 since the boards are PCIE 3.0 ready?
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