Originally Posted by DarkIdeals
Really? Did you even read the results? They showed up to a 30%
difference in some cases! Yes the average was less, but you were seeing 5%, 8%, 15% etc.. in several different style tests including games, workstation software, benchmarks etc.. thats FAR from "no difference in realistic scenarios". People are asking for more tests because the current tests have shown MUCH larger than normal improvement with 16x/16x than we've seen in the past.
Yes. I did. Day one.
Did you? And did you assess that benching Heaven @ low settings in 3x 4K surround is the realistic scenario? Moreover needing more than 80 fps? For what? Your 30 or 60 Hz panel?
Or are you investing in the future for those $5K 120Hz 4K panels that your Titan X card doesn't even have the interface to drive above 60Hz?
For realistic gaming scenarios - at least the few tested in the OP - the differences are there, but 5% here and there where you are already super fast is diminishing returns. Really diminishing returns. In many cases is easily dismissable as non-relative in RL. Like endlessly beaching about whether a Ferrari 488 is faster or a McLaren 650S when in fact both are so fast that the difference is undetectable outside a track or a drag-strip: scenarios that are NOT RL for the vast majority of people that will OWN the thing, and that would be flabbergasted driving either. The "forum-warriors" that won't even get in the drivers seat of a 600~700HP supercar? Please...keep it real.
And obviously you did not read all tests or understood that the lower overhead in slower than 16x/16x configurations actually benefit the cards and those post higher scores than the "all-out" 16x/16x, or you did and you choose to disregard that fact and just bundle all those tests as one that caters to your predetermined narrative.
But as I ironically referred to, you are just "wowed" by them using workstation software...which you don't really understand, nor they report it to be consistently faster with A vs. B scenario, yet you have to use for your arguments...meh, by my post so far you should have realized my opinion about your comprehension, and the lack of my sympathy for your ironic move quoting all these people that disagree with your predetermined & fact-immune narrative "to teach them", while you just embarrass yourself.
Is PCIe bandwidth important? Sure.
Much like FP64/DP calcs etc etc.
You can invent all kinds of metrics & setup scenarios to illustrate that, but claiming RL benefits is a totally different ballpark.
By the time PCIe 3.0 8x will be irrelevant, PCIe 4.0 will be out, we won't be as limited by current panels and DisplayPort generations (probably will be USB-C / Thunderbolt anyways) and your 40x lane i7-E will be obsolete by much cheaper parts - much like your Titan X or 1080Ti...till then, keep it real, call a Spade a Spade, and judge epeen for what it is.