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PCI-e 3.0 ? do I really need it?

post #1 of 10
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Hey guys,

I'll keep this very short so there won't be a boring 50 lines text.


I purchased a MSI GTX 670 PE/OC [upgrade from a flashed HD6950]



Current board I got :
  • Asus M4A88TD evo/usb3
  • PCI-e 2.0 16x slot

soooo the question is! :
Will a new motherboard with a PCI-e 3.0 16x slot let me gain some performance increase?



much love Daisuke!
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post #2 of 10
Only by a frame or so if at all
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Pci 3.0 doesn't benefit gaming much at all in most cases
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post #4 of 10
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I'm glad to hear that mate,

I was scared i wasn't getting the full performance out of my new card cuz it showed PCI-e 3.0 on the box =P
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post #5 of 10
Its fine, the bandwith that pci 3.0 comes with has minimal effect in most cases. I'm running 2.0 myself
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post #6 of 10
If I remember correctly, it only showed significant improvement in multiple GPU systems. A single GPU as of right now will not really benefit from the extra bandwidth. This could change in a year or so however.
post #7 of 10
Yup, your card wont max of the PCI-E 2.0 16x bandwidth by itself so there would be little to no performance boost.
post #8 of 10
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i'm not planning on buying a 2nd GPU yet, cuz i'm playing on 1 LG IPS monitor which is 1920x1080.

i could've taken the 21:9 version, but not all games support that screen ratio so i decided not to O.o
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post #9 of 10
You dont need it unless you plan on running SLI Titans etc. But if your one of the people who like to spend 100 bucks per 1 FPS and are willing to shell out for a 2-3 FPS difference, why not? I'm doing it once haswell comes out biggrin.gif
post #10 of 10
Don't worry about it at all... even if your running at 8x / 8x.
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