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PCIe 3.0 on Sandy Bridge?

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May 1, 2012 3:45:53 AM

Micro Center has a deal where I can get a 2600k/2700k for $280 and get $50 any Z68 or Z77 mobo. However, with next-gen graphics cards right around the corner that will take full advantage of PCIe 3.0, will I be able to get PCIe 3 on a Z77 motherboard, even if I have a Sandy Bridge chip in there?

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May 1, 2012 4:06:39 AM

No current graphics card takes "full advantage" of PCIe 3.0. No current graphics card even takes "full advantage" of PCIe 2.0 as of yet. GTX690 would be the first card to even come close to taking "full advantage" of PCIe 2.0....

Sandy Bridge is limited to PCIe 2.0 regardless of the motherboard. You need an Ivy Bridge processor to get PCIe 3.0.
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May 8, 2012 12:37:27 AM

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May 8, 2012 4:36:42 AM

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