Closed GTX680 FTW! -but need some questions. Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Last response: April 23, 2012 7:23 PM in Graphics & Displays Share MrHamm April 23, 2012 5:31:42 PM Hello all! I just picked up my Geforce GTX680! Got rid of of my paired 5850's. Im sick of crossfire issues and I only play on windows screen so I opted for a single beast of a card. Few questions. I noticed it says PCI Express 3.0. My motherboard only supports 2.0 (P6X58D-E) does it make a difference in gaming. Am i bottled necked anywhere? This is my specs i7930 (OC'd to 4.2Ghz) GPU: GTX680 Mobo: P6X58D-E Cooler: Noctua D-14 SSD: Intel X25-M (80gig) PS: TX750w Ram: 6gig XMS3 @ 1600mhz Monitor: 1920x1080 -24inch LED Thanks all! More about : gtx680 ftw questions maxinexus a b U Graphics card April 23, 2012 5:36:27 PM No bottle neck there. Card is backwards compatible BigMack70 April 23, 2012 5:37:41 PM ^ This. Also, no performance difference between PCI-e 3.0 and 2.0 - even super fast cards like the 680 don't saturate PCIe 2.0 bandwidth. Related resources EVGA GTX680 Water block - Forum GTX680 and 7970 vram - Forum What's the Best GTX 670? (EVGA FTW vs ASUS DCII TOP vs Other) - Forum Gtx 670 FTW vs gtx 680? - Forum GTX 670 FTW , 670 4GB SC, or 680? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution Rockdpm a b U Graphics card April 23, 2012 5:38:05 PM Yea your GTX 680 is compatible. 3.0 is backwards compatible with 2.0. So far no real difference... Unless you have a ivy bridge CPU and a Ivy bridge ready mother board. 3.0 is useless. alvine a b U Graphics card April 23, 2012 5:39:13 PM congrats on the 680 I want one too :< MrHamm April 23, 2012 5:41:30 PM Thanks guys! Just wanted to make sure. I'm loving this card It looks so sexy. *drools* they got a shipment at Canada Computers and I went to pick one up. MrHamm April 23, 2012 5:42:05 PM Best answer selected by holunwing. maxinexus a b U Graphics card April 23, 2012 5:42:14 PM Yeah congratulations man..and how did you get it...I could not snatched one for months, you are lucky MrHamm April 23, 2012 5:43:03 PM They didn't even have it on there site. I just walked in and they just arrived. I got lucky. =) Mousemonkey a c 248 U Graphics card April 23, 2012 7:23:51 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumGtx 670 FTW vs 4GB VRAM ForumEVGA GTX680 4GB CLASSFIED vs SAPPHIRE TOXIC 6GB 7970 ForumGTX680 , 3 1980p Screens or 1, BF3 and ArmA2 ForumGTX680 or GTX690 - Need to have at least 3 LCD setup question Forum2 HD7970 vs 2 GTX670 vs 2 HD7950 vs 2GTX660Ti vs GTX680 ForumEVGA 780i and a new GTX680 ForumGTX680 or GTX690 - Need to have at least 3 LCD setup question ForumCombine one 4GB GTX680 with a 2GB GTX680 SLI? ForumGTX680 Sli ForumAsus GTX680 Top SLI questions . Help Appreciated ForumBad FPS in all games with GTX680 + i7 930 ForumBad FPS in all games with GTX680 + i7 930 ForumGTX 680 FTW 4gb or GTX 680 Classified? ForumSide fan question - Gigabyte GTX680 SOC ForumAsus 660ti DCU2 SLI, 680 DCU2 TOP or 7970 Matrix More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !