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PCIe on Z68 motherboards

Hi everyone,

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?
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  1. 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
  2. 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...
  3. X79 (Sandy Bridge E) I believe will support 16x/16x/8x, but Z68 only supports 8x/8x/4x
  4. Best answer
    ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z

    PCI Express 2.0 x16: 4 (x16 or dual x8 or x8, x16, x16)

    It is pretty expensive though.
  5. That's the board I was looking at :-) it is currently under consideration... if it was pci3 enabled it would be awesome...
  6. Best answer selected by stereopsis.
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