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Thanks folks. Thats the same thing I was thinking. But sometimes I see shiny new stuff and think I need it. rolleyes.gif I'll stick with this setup.
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I'm wondering as a gaming computer if going to the 3570k would be worth it from a 2600k solely for the extra bandwidth on the PCI-E lanes since I have SLI 680's and the 3570k would come at very little cost if I sold my 2600k. I already have a z77 mobo so there would be next to no investment in the swap.
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I'm wondering as a gaming computer if going to the 3570k would be worth it from a 2600k solely for the extra bandwidth on the PCI-E lanes since I have SLI 680's and the 3570k would come at very little cost if I sold my 2600k. I already have a z77 mobo so there would be next to no investment in the swap.

ill let you know once my 3770k comes in Wednesday, gonna do some pcie 2.0 and pcie 3.0 tests, @1080p and @1400p
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I'm wondering as a gaming computer if going to the 3570k would be worth it from a 2600k solely for the extra bandwidth on the PCI-E lanes since I have SLI 680's and the 3570k would come at very little cost if I sold my 2600k. I already have a z77 mobo so there would be next to no investment in the swap.

From tests I have seen around this site it seems pci 3.0 does help. Not sure if that was with more than 2 cards though.
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I'm wondering as a gaming computer if going to the 3570k would be worth it from a 2600k solely for the extra bandwidth on the PCI-E lanes since I have SLI 680's and the 3570k would come at very little cost if I sold my 2600k. I already have a z77 mobo so there would be next to no investment in the swap.

From tests I have seen around this site it seems pci 3.0 does help. Not sure if that was with more than 2 cards though.

You're right, with 2+ cards you begin to see improvements via more bandwidth.
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That's the thing I have seen it on these forums that PCI-E 3.0 helps sli 680's and I don't have the best OCing 2600k so considering my rig is mainly gaming I'm thinking even though actual horsepower wise it might be a downgrade, gaming performance wise it might be an upgrade. I don't know though, would be interested to hear what people think.
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post #17 of 25
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HT in a lot of games doesn't seem to do a ton. I did see an improvement in my 3d mark score. If I had sli 680s I would like them on pci 3.0

I don't even have a z77 board. I would probably be considering this more if I did.
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I gotta find the thread this was in, but someone did a comparison with cards running 16x/16x, 16x/8x, and 8x/8x and there was marginal difference at best. PCIe 2.0 is not saturated yet in gaming use, even with SB/IB limited lanes.
I'll be interested to see tests with PCIe 3.0, though.

GPGPU is where it will make a big difference.
    
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Thanks folks. Thats the same thing I was thinking. But sometimes I see shiny new stuff and think I need it. rolleyes.gif I'll stick with this setup.

A wise choice. Your money is better spent in other areas, not with this small of an upgrade. With a 2600K I'd, I'd skip Ivy Bridge entirely and wait for the next gen of processors.
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I gotta find the thread this was in, but someone did a comparison with cards running 16x/16x, 16x/8x, and 8x/8x and there was marginal difference at best. PCIe 2.0 is not saturated yet in gaming use, even with SB/IB limited lanes.
I'll be interested to see tests with PCIe 3.0, though.

GPGPU is where it will make a big difference.

Someone did some testing with 2.0 vs 3.0 and the test were actually pretty dramatic. Especially at higher resolutions like 2560.
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