I have ordered the above motherboard last night but it not going to arrive until next week. My friend built his pc on the same board a couple of weeks ago and when his board arrived the box had a yellow stripe in the top right corner saying pcie 3.0 ready. my question is what if I get old stock (as I bought from another company), will I be able to update it or will I be stuck with an out of date board?
Well every site i looked on had the pcie ports as 2.0 including the one I bought from, but his is 3.0 so something has changed. I just want to find out if its a simple firmware update to solve it if mine is older? Or is the hardware different and I need to rma it?
The only other thing it may be is that it will support a PCIE 3.0 device but at PCIE 2.0 rate. A few of these MOBO Mfgs. were playing games with calling it PCIE 3.0 but it wasn't actually. May just be a gimic sales pitch.