So Ivy Bridge does saturate the PCIe 3.0 bandwidth then? How come so many people here say it doesn't, like aznshinobi?
I don't think it does, although I haven't seen any real benches with the IB and a new generation card. Those benches will be on the review sites in the days to come. I do remember though when PCI 1.6 was the thing and when PCI-E 2.0 came out everyone said it was a waste. It didn't take long for the vid card makers to catch up. That makes a difference I think for the builders who don't upgrade all that often to another socket. I'm wanting to see some benches done with 7970's and 680's in SLI with these IB's to see just what they got.