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Is PCIE 3.0 really a big upgrade?

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I have an ASUS board with PCIE 2.0 and I'm getting a 7870 2GB card which uses PCIE 3.0

So will I have any bottlenecking?
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post #3 of 11
Nope, 2.0 hasn't really been saturated yet, 3.0 will probably start to make a real difference in maybe the next couple of years smile.gif
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post #4 of 11
The PCI-E 3.0 can provide around 1% performance boost for both HD 7970 and GTX 680.
link:
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Ivy_Bridge_PCI-Express_Scaling/1.html
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post #6 of 11
There won't be a noticeable difference in performance, or at least anything worth the upgrade
post #7 of 11
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thanks for the help everyone but I saw that Crysis 3 can run at 2 more FPS so I decided to spend $200 on a new Motherboard that could support my system.

kidding of course, but thanks for the help. BTW why are they marketing PCIE 3.0 if PCIE 2.0 isn't even being fully used yet? That would be like 3 years ago making a PS4 game and then saying it is backwards compatible with PS3.
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post #8 of 11
Marketing. Noobs go crazy about stuff like that rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by Thready View Post

thanks for the help everyone but I saw that Crysis 3 can run at 2 more FPS so I decided to spend $200 on a new Motherboard that could support my system.

kidding of course, but thanks for the help. BTW why are they marketing PCIE 3.0 if PCIE 2.0 isn't even being fully used yet? That would be like 3 years ago making a PS4 game and then saying it is backwards compatible with PS3.


http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/AMD-Radeon-HD-7970-Video-Card-Review/1458/13
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5261/amd-radeon-hd-7970-review/10
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Nope
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