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Will PCIe 3.0 in the X79 chipset mean we all need new cards?

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December 12, 2011 11:21:57 PM

I'm just wondering if the new PCIe 3.0 slots in X79 motherboards will fit PCIe2.0 cards or will there be a whole new generation of cards with different connectors. Sorry if this seems like a novice question.

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December 12, 2011 11:26:02 PM

No the current cards will still fit the slots and are compatible!

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December 12, 2011 11:47:08 PM

Nope. Just like you can use a 2.0 card in a 1.1 slot, you can use a 2.0 card in a 3.0 slot.
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December 12, 2011 11:53:48 PM

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December 13, 2011 2:03:46 AM

One thing you should know, Danny, is that X79 is an enthusiast platform, made for people who are only willing to spend massive amounts of money on a computer. If you're happy to do that, sure, you should go with X79, but it's overpriced and in most cases a Z68 platform would be more than enough... What do you want to use it for? I am an enthusiast, but wouldn't go for an X79 system at the moment, because Ivy Bridge may come up with a much better chipset and better CPUs... What have you got at the moment, or is there any reason you'd go for an enthusiast system?
December 13, 2011 10:26:30 AM

I'm planning an eyefinity six monitor setup specifically to play Flight Simulator. Check out my thread in the motherboard section where I've outlined why I chose the P67 platform. Thanks for the reply. I was just wondering if X79 was worth the wait but it does seem very expensive.
December 20, 2011 12:04:46 PM

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