PCIE 2.0 and P35

I have searched through various fourms and websites and cannot come up with a definitive conclusion....

Does the P35 support PCIE 2.0 or not...

I just purchased the GA-P35-DQ6 and would like the peace of mind that the board will be future proof for the next gen video card


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  1. yes it supports PCI-E 2 , :


    Note that these limitations have been revealed only for the Blitz mainboard series that uses CrossLinx chip. Other Asus mainboards on Intel P35 chipset should have no problems with PCI Express 2.0 graphics cards support.
  2. Maziar said:
    yes it supports PCI-E 2.

    It is important to note that though PCI-E 2.0 should be "supported" by P35, the P35 boards do not have PCI-E 2.0.

    2.0 should be backwards compatible with 1.1, however you do not get the extra throughput in a P35 board... or at least any mobos out today. A good comparison is with AGP: you can run an AGP 8X video card in and AGP 4X slot, but you do not get 8X speed.

    The big question right now is does it matter? I might be wrong here, but I do not think even the 8800 GTX takes full advantage of all 16 lanes in PCI-E 1.1 and therefore there is still some headroom.
  3. This is incorrect to say it supports PCI-E 2.0....It doesn't...

    the P35 like all other pci-e boards will be able to use PCI-E 2.0 graphics cards...PCI-E 1.1 has a bandwidth limit of 2.5 gb with a maximum power draw of 75 watts. PCI-E 2.0 doubles the bandwidth to 5 gb and doubles the maximium power draw to 150 watts...PCI-E 2.0 cards will work in pci-e 1.1 models it seems..But if the cards are able to surpass the 2.5 gb mark...they will be bottle necked. Also..PCI-E 2.0 uses a new 8 pin PCI-E connector...While PCI-E 1.1 uses a 6 pin connector...So overall...No..they don't support PCI-E 2.0...
  4. we will be sure when PCI-E 2 comes out
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