Originally Posted by CL3P20
Since nobody knows what the hell 2.0 is yet...its kind-of hard to speculate. If someone is implying that the P35 is already capable of it, then that would mean that it is just a software rev. and not an actual hardware change, or something in the hardware that will be activated at a later date, with a newer BIOS.
Actually we do know what PCI-E 2.0 is. It's a Higher bandwidth lane (so 2 lanes is like 4 lanes of what we have now) and also has a higher power output throught the slot (I forget the voltage but it's trying to make up for the large power draw of todays cards so you don't end up with a video card with three 8pin power inputs). This would require a physical change in the motherboard so if the P35 boards aren't built to 2.0 spec then they cannot do it even if the chipset can.
And as far as where I got this info it is readily available on the internet (pci-e 2.0 is an industry standard and I read all the ocn news articles when the standard was approved).