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PCIe on Z68 motherboards
Oct 16, 2011, 9:30 AM
Pardon the newb questions:
Are there currently any Z68 mobos that support x16/x16/x16 (tri-fire)? I am looking to upgrade my GA-X48-DQ6. And if not, would it really make a difference in terms of performance?
How long before PCIe V3.0 starts to make a difference?
EDIT: If no-one knows could someone recommend a good mobo that would do tri-fire well?
Oct 25, 2011
Oct 17, 2011
Oct 16, 2011, 11:55 AM
No,not any Z68 boards out there have 3 PCI-E x16 slots.
And no one knows when PCI-E 3.0 is going to make a difference until the PCI-E 3.0 cards are released
Oct 17, 2011, 10:54 AM
Yep, the best I found were x8/x16/x16 which is still awesome. The radeon 7000s are (supposedly) to be pci-e 3 enabled, aren't they...
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Oct 17, 2011, 11:10 AM
X79 (Sandy Bridge E) I believe will support 16x/16x/8x, but Z68 only supports 8x/8x/4x
Oct 17, 2011, 11:56 AM
ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z
PCI Express 2.0 x16: 4 (x16 or dual x8 or
x8, x16, x16
It is pretty expensive though.
Oct 17, 2011, 10:36 PM
That's the board I was looking at :-) it is currently under consideration... if it was pci3 enabled it would be awesome...
Oct 25, 2011, 9:42 AM
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