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Can I post to here? because I am reserving my Asus DCUII 7950 next week. AND I only use old mobo back at 2008 ( see sig rig ) that is only PCIE 2.0. The same question is are this going to decrease 7950 performance?
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Can I post to here? because I am reserving my Asus DCUII 7950 next week. AND I only use old mobo back at 2008 ( see sig rig ) that is only PCIE 2.0. The same question is are this going to decrease 7950 performance?
Yes.
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Here's the info everyone is looking for in easy to understand GRAPHS thumb.gif

 


 

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Alright owners?
Don't shoot me for asking, a new guy to the club LOL.
Whats the difference between the original and the GEN3 variant?
Is my GPU likely to be at a disadvantage on the original over the GEN3, especially as I might be looking to go Kepler or HD7950 soon.
Will a BIOS update update the board to GEN3 - I'm talking in regards to the original here? Or is it more to do with the board engineering?
Thank you!

 

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smilingsmiley.gif We've already HAD this conversation before ... see below ...


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I already own the regular gene-z any upside to the gen 3 minus the pci 3.0?
Is there a need for it? Will it make a huge difference? Or just 1 or 2 fps with a capable processor?

 

 

Is PCI-e 3.0 really worth much of anything YET ? ...

 

- http://www.techpowerup.com/157253/PCI-Express-3.0-Has-Zero-Performance-Incentive-for-Radeon-HD-7970-Tests.html

- http://vr-zone.com/articles/does-pcie-3.0-matter-for-today-s-gpus-we-test-with-the-radeon-hd-7970/14306.html

- http://www.overclock.net/t/1188376/hardwarecanucks-hd-7970-pci-e-3-0-vs-pci-e-2-0-comparison

- http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/49646-amd-radeon-hd-7970-3gb-review-21.html

- http://www.anandtech.com/show/5264/sandy-bridge-e-x79-pcie-30-it-works

 

These would tend to suggest NO ... not for gaming, and much else not for awhile yet.

I mean great IF you have the PCI-e 3.0 board, but I dunno if it's worth the extra $ for a a little future proofing today ? Certainly not worth being upset about it.

 

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teaching.gif I'd say KEEP what you have and BE HAPPY ... but hey that's just ME and MY 2cents.gif talking rolleyes.gif

 

edit ... OR ... after re-reading your post ... did you mean ASIDE from PCI-e 3.0 which isn't much benefit,

is there any OTHER reason to consider the GEN 3 board an uppgrade over the GEN 2 ? in which case that answer is NO thumb.gif

 

 

   
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