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I have been seeing motherboards popping up with PCI-E3.0 that can transfer up to 32GB/s. they call it "future proof"

Does anybody know how much a GPU will transfer at any given time?

I feel like advancing this technology is a waste of time.

When will 16GB/s not be enough?
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Current cards cant even saturate pcie 2.0 so i wouldnt worry about it until you move on to Multi GPU's
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Current cards cant even saturate pcie 2.0 so i wouldnt worry about it until you move on to Multi GPU's

pretty much this^^, you will notice a difference on multi higher end graphics cards and multiple high res monitors from what i hear smile.gif
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I have been seeing motherboards popping up with PCI-E3.0 that can transfer up to 32GB/s. they call it "future proof"

Does anybody know how much a GPU will transfer at any given time?

I feel like advancing this technology is a waste of time.

When will 16GB/s not be enough?

PCIe 3.0 that transfer 32 GB/s are the P68 and Z77 mother boards with an Ivy Bridge. Sandy Bridge doesn't support PCIe 3.0.

X79 mother boards with LGA 2011 CPU's are also PCIe 3.0 compliant.

ATM gains from PCIe 3.0 will only come in multiple GPU configurations where perfomance might bottle neck.

Please someone correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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