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Does 7970 require PCIe gen 3?

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Hi smile.gif

I recently bought a P8Z68-V Pro motherboard, without even considering the PCIe Gen 3 version of the board (Didn't think it would be useful any time soon).
With that said, I'm wondering if the 7970 requires PCIe Gen 3? redface.gif

I sorta got the idea by reading this on legitreviews.com :
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Originally Posted by legitreviews.com 
The AMD Radeon HD 7970 is made using TSMC's 28nm manufacturing process and is the first PCI Express 3.0 video card to come to market.

Edited by bruflot - 12/23/11 at 2:32pm
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No, not for one card. Though it would definitely help if you planned to get crossfire or one of the 7990's smile.gif
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No, not for one card. Though it would definitely help if you planned to get crossfire or one of the 7990's smile.gif

Okey, thanks wink.gif
tbh, doubt I'll ever go crossfire with any card at all. I'll probably always buy a single card, and when I consider going crossfire, I always think "If I buy a new and better card now, I will have the option to crossfire/SLI later on!" (which never really happens..)
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