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 Score 0 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. Score 0 Related resources EVGA GTX680 4gb FTW vs Normal 4gb - Forum GTX680 or GTX690 - Need to have at least 3 LCD setup question - Forum GTX680 or GTX690 - Need to have at least 3 LCD setup question - Forum GTX680 or GTX 670 FTW w/corsair h100 - Forum Faulty GTX680 or need new PSU? - 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. Share alvine a b U Graphics card April 23, 2012 5:39:13 PM congrats on the 680 I want one too :< Score 0 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. Score 0 MrHamm April 23, 2012 5:42:05 PM Best answer selected by holunwing. Score 0 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 Score 0 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. =) Score 0 Mousemonkey a c 271 U Graphics card April 23, 2012 7:23:51 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources evga Gtx680 4gig GPU load questions... Forum SolvedQuestion about Asus GeForce GTX680! Forum SolvedEVGA 750ti FTW GPU question Forum SolvedGTX 750 Ti FTW question Forum Questions about the GeForce GTX680 Super Overclock(GV-N680SO-2GD) Forum Solvedgtx 760 4gb ftw memory question Forum I need help deciding between the R9 290 Vapor X & GTX 780 ACX cooler FTW. Forum Need help EVGA 750 TI FTW Crashes in all battlefield games Forum SolvedE8400 --- 790sli ftw OC Questions.. Forum Need your help! Asus GTX670 overclocked or Evga GTX680 Forum SolvedUpgrading current build to GTX 680 FTW+ SLI; what needs upgraded? Forum Upgrading from Radeon HD 4870 X2 to eVGA GForce GTX670 FTW Power Supply Questions Forum SolvedHelp! Upgrading to GTX 680 FTW 4GB & Have PSU Requirements Question Forum Using a tv as a monitor resolution question with a gtx680 Forum GTX680 temperature question Forum 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 !