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PCIE 3.0

Will the PCIE slots that are 3.0 on this board run at the 3.0 bandwidth without an ivy bridge CPU?
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
Cpu: Intel Core i7-2700K Sandy Bridge 3.5GHz
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    You will need IB to take advantage of that! So no!
  2. On the bright side, all PCI-E versions are compatible with each other. Theoretically, you could stick a PCI-E 3.0 card into a PCI-E 1.0 slot or vice versa.
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