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Do Sandy Bridge-E CPUs support PCIe 3.0?

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X79 chipset motherboards are PCIe 3.0 ready but does that mean only till you put an Ivy Bridge-E CPU in there (when they are released) or do current Sandy Bridge-E CPUs also support PCIe 3.0? I'm asking because Sandy Bridge does not support PCIe 3.0 and Sandy Bridge-E is based off of Sandy Bridge.
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If the motherboard says it supports PCIe 3.0, then you are fine. I believe there are several newer 1155 motherboards that are being released that support 3.0. And FYI, you will not be able to put an Ivy Bridge CPU into your x79 motherboard, as they use different sockets.
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1. Ivy Bridge-E has been confirmed that it will work in x79 boards.

2. PCIe 3.0 does work on x79 with a card that supports it.
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Originally Posted by CDMAN View Post

1. Ivy Bridge-E has been confirmed that it will work in x79 boards.
2. PCIe 3.0 does work on x79 with a card that supports it.

Oops, I missed the E part of Ivy Bridge E.
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