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Am3+ pcie 3.0

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November 3, 2011 3:04:41 PM

so i had noticed a line of mobo's for sale on newegg that were boasting the new 3.0 pci config

i would like to know, when will we be able to purchase amd am3+ mobo's with sli capability that use pci 3.0?

as much as i want to update my rig i need data to make a wise decision b4 i can invest.
as i am an amd fan boy, im once again stuck behind their waiting game
which is starting to SERIOUSLY disappoint

nonthe less
hoping we can find some dates or approximations for the am3+ pci 3.0 release

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a c 435 V Motherboard
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November 3, 2011 4:05:35 PM

I would search your favorite manufacturer's websites, such as asus and gigabyte. I've emailed them before about upcoming releases, but they often won't give out info. When new stuff is in the pipeline, they'll start releasing press info on their webpage. The other option is to write amd or nvidia and see if their new chipsets will have sli or crossfire.
a c 715 V Motherboard
November 3, 2011 4:14:48 PM

Won't happen for a longtime. I research this before and the best case is AFTER the AM3+/Zambezi. Yes, the current (new) AMD server CPU's support PCIe 3.0.

However, PCIe 3.0 for 'GPU' only lanes is laughable, the current GPU's (best of the best) barely can saturate the x8 PCIe 2.x -- so x16 PCIe 3.x is laughable -- MANY MANY YEARS away.

What needs improvement, which is in the works, SATA 6 Gbps. Also, a 'PCIe 3.0 Clean' MOBO: Chipset's, ALL pathways, ... last GPU will help alleviate 'bandwidth sharing bottlenecks.'

Bottom-Line, there's NOTHING to be Disappointed about for years! You're crying over Snake Oil!
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November 3, 2011 6:29:57 PM

your telling me
3 590 nvidia in sli wont do better on 3.0 than 2.0?

i seriously have to doubt your value

referance and details of where your data is being obtained would be awsem

especialy as we are going to the next gen of video cards
you think they will peak perform on 2.0x16?

im not being malishious
i only want creditable data
a c 715 V Motherboard
November 3, 2011 7:45:53 PM

Maybe before spouting-off know what you're talking about ;)  See -> ... edit - Also, see ->

calemus said:
your telling me
3 590 nvidia in sli wont do better on 3.0 than 2.0?

i only want creditable data

Further, it's IMPOSSIBLE to use 6-GPU-cores!!! The limit is (4) four total cores. In other words 3-WAY SLI of a GTX590 or any 3-WAY 2-core GPU doesn't AND won't work!

Example - the differences especially in low AA e.g. 0xAA~4xAA are ALL about the CPU's used:
a b V Motherboard
November 3, 2011 9:11:51 PM

It's true that PCIe 3.0 is not needed at this point because you can't even saturate PCIe 2.0 X16/X16 in SLI/Crossfire. PCIe 3.0 is a marketing ploy to try to get you to buy a specific brand of mobo. There is no performance advantage to it at this time nor likely in the next few years.
November 10, 2011 12:08:40 AM

Best answer selected by calemus.
November 10, 2011 4:41:50 PM

Lol, we don't even see a difference with x4 bandwith. And if it is anything it's like 10%.
January 25, 2012 6:02:16 AM

The main use for PCIe 3.0 is not bandwidth for graphics, but the for bandwidth required when the GPU is used as a computing workhorse; using it so can easily saturate a PCIe 3.0 bus just for communications between the GPU and CPU.
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January 25, 2012 6:55:18 AM

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