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P8 Z68-V PRo, i7 2600K + GTX770? Will it work as is?

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August 22, 2013 11:28:30 AM

I'm looking to upgrade my GPU in preparation for BF4 and the inevitable GTAV (and the elusive DayZ...)

Currently I have a i7 2600K and an MSi GTX 570 in an Asus P8 Z68-V Pro board.

The board's manual states that it is PCI 2.0, whereas the the GPU I'd like to upgrade to (GTX 770) says it is PCI 3.0. I take it that I will need a new board, yeah?

If I do need a new board, are there any recommended 1155 socket ones with PCI 3.0? I'm struggling to find them, probably because the CPU is two years old...

Thanks!
a b V Motherboard
August 22, 2013 11:38:26 AM

No upgrades needed. PCIe 3.0 is backwards compatible.
August 22, 2013 2:43:28 PM

Eximo said:
No upgrades needed. PCIe 3.0 is backwards compatible.


Awesome, cheers!

Would my experience with the new GPU suffer, similar to how using a USB 3.0 flash drive in a USB 2.0 socket would limit the transfer rate?
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a b V Motherboard
August 23, 2013 9:01:12 AM
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The bandwidth available to PCIe 2.0 x16 hasn't really been overcome by any available graphics card.

I recall seeing some tests Tom's did and it showed zero or 1-3% percent reductions with the fastest cards between 1.1 and 2.0 and 3.0. I would call that nearly within the margin of error.
August 23, 2013 6:24:45 PM

Eximo said:
The bandwidth available to PCIe 2.0 x16 hasn't really been overcome by any available graphics card.

I recall seeing some tests Tom's did and it showed zero or 1-3% percent reductions with the fastest cards between 1.1 and 2.0 and 3.0. I would call that nearly within the margin of error.


Thanks for your help, man!
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