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i have just been reading about how pcie 2.0 will support 3.0 and so on

but im running a i3 3240 which im sure is an ivy bridge while on a pcie 2.0 mobo

and have just bought a pcie 3.0 gpu

will the processor be able to use the pcie 3.0 capabilities of the GPU

or is my MOBO holding it back?
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what gpu did you buy? I am running a pci-e 3.0 and a pci-e 2.0 gpu together in a X58 system which is 2.0 and it runs fine. as long as you didn't buy a monster of a gpu you should be fine, but a i3 is a small cpu and in my opinion not much for hardcore gaming.
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was a gygabyte 7870 OC, i know the card will work but as far as im aware the i3 3240 is an ivy bridge connection which is a 3.0 pcie

and my 7870 is a 3.0 aswell, but my mobo is only a 2.0

and while i was reading the artical it said that the i3 ivy bridge would be the first PU to actually be able to use all the 3.0 ( goodies ) lol

so im wondering if my mobo is going to hold back my CPU from doing this
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gibby1690 View Post

was a gygabyte 7870 OC, i know the card will work but as far as im aware the i3 3240 is an ivy bridge connection which is a 3.0 pcie

and my 7870 is a 3.0 aswell, but my mobo is only a 2.0

and while i was reading the artical it said that the i3 ivy bridge would be the first PU to actually be able to use all the 3.0 ( goodies ) lol

so im wondering if my mobo is going to hold back my CPU from doing this

I don't think it will, from what read when I researched for my GTX 680 3.0 card you will only see about a 1% to 2% performance loss, but my 680 replaced 2 GTX 580's in sli in my system and to be honest my games run better with a single GTX 680.
run some benchmarks and see what score you get. Heaven is a good benchmark, I run it to test mine.
google Heaven 4.0
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will do when i get my card lol its still in the post, and need a new PSU aswell so could be next week lol

thats what ive been doing is just researching and finding out what people think on here.

the post i was looking at was quiet old as they were talking as though the i3 3240 wasnt out yet.

but it got me thinking when they were saying about it supporting 3.0, that if ive got 2 x 3.0 pcie connected my 2.0 mobo it maybe cause

some problems
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gibby1690 View Post

will do when i get my card lol its still in the post, and need a new PSU aswell so could be next week lol

thats what ive been doing is just researching and finding out what people think on here.

the post i was looking at was quiet old as they were talking as though the i3 3240 wasnt out yet.

but it got me thinking when they were saying about it supporting 3.0, that if ive got 2 x 3.0 pcie connected my 2.0 mobo it maybe cause

some problems

it will work fine, post back your results when you get it all together.
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will do thanks
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