What X56 1366 motherboard have PCI-Express 3.0 for the GTX 690

Hey i am planing to buy a GTX 690 but my old motherboard MSI X58A-GD65 only got PCI-E 2.0 and i idk if it will support the GTX 580 properly?

Also i did a big investment last year and got a I7 x58-990x....so im not rly in the market for a sandy or X79
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  1. Im meant x58 but i get that damn "You are not allowed to edit this message! "
  2. Sigh... i guess i have to save money for the i7-3960X and a X79 mobo then :na:

    then get the GTX 690 and OCZ Revodrive 3 x2 later this year :cry:
  3. PCIe 3.0 cards are generally backwards compatible with PCIe 2.0 motherboards. It should work fine, but might have a slight reduction in performance.
  4. Thanx for the help guys i hope this info will be helpful for ppl who wants to upgrade from x58.
  5. GrandAndreasK said:
    Hey i am planing to buy a GTX 690 but my old motherboard MSI X58A-GD65 only got PCI-E 2.0 and i idk if it will support the GTX 580 properly?

    Also i did a big investment last year and got a I7 x58-990x....so im not rly in the market for a sandy or X79

    Noted you meant X58 and GTX 690...

    There's NOT going to be ANY difference between x16 PCIe 2.0 and x16 PCIe 3.0 - period. Even with 3xHD+ resolution (5760x1080+ and 8xAA+).

    IMO - you'd be TOTALLY NUTS to replace the i7-990X!
  6. The Intel® Core™ i7-990x Extreme Edition is a really sweet processor and there really isnt any reason to replace it right now.
  7. Ok then i will wait with switching the board and cpu until the next gen comes out in 2013 > http://wccftech.com/intel-shark-bay-platform-roadmap-leaked-haswell-engineering-samples-mass-production-beings-q4-2012/ < concidering we survive 2012 - lol

    but hey... if the PCI-E 2.0 is slower than 3.0 will it have a bad efect on the GTX 690 and OCZ Revodrive 3 x2 480gb 1900/1700 read/write....or am i stuck with my GTX 580 until 2013?
  8. I have an i7-980X for my daughter's gaming rig and it's being paired with 3-WAY GTX 680's. Again, no effect -- PCIe 2.0 x16/x16 is what you'd have and the RevoDrive only uses PCIe x4 2.0. Each PCIe 2.0 x1 = 500MB/s so times 4 = 2000MB/s bidirectional.

    /edit - read this and quit worrying about it -> http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Ivy_Bridge_PCI-Express_Scaling/

    If the Mayan's were still around then 1000+ years ago they've come-up with an updated calendar. I have trips scheduled in 2013 so I'm not losing any sleep. We're all eventually going to kick the bucket, being immortal would drive me crazy. The Earth will end in several billion years from our red giant sun, at best I'll be a fossil.
  9. jaquith said:
    Read this and quit worrying about it -> http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews [...] s_Scaling/



    Thanx dude now i have nothing to worry about since i can keep upgrading my Rampage III Extreme for a couple more years :D
  10. jaquith said:
    I have an i7-980X for my daughter's gaming rig and it's being paired with 3-WAY GTX 680's. Again, no effect -- PCIe 2.0 x16/x16 is what you'd have and the RevoDrive only uses PCIe x4 2.0. Each PCIe 2.0 x1 = 500MB/s so times 4 = 2000MB/s bidirectional.

    /edit - read this and quit worrying about it -> http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Ivy_Bridge_PCI-Express_Scaling/

    If the Mayan's were still around then 1000+ years ago they've come-up with an updated calendar. I have trips scheduled in 2013 so I'm not losing any sleep. We're all eventually going to kick the bucket, being immortal would drive me crazy. The Earth will end in several billion years from our red giant sun, at best I'll be a fossil.



    DUDE THATS YOUR DAUGHTER'S GAMING RIG!?!??! LOLOL she must <3 you
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