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GTX680 FTW! -but need some questions.

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!
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  1. No bottle neck there. Card is backwards compatible
  2. ^ 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.
  3. Best answer
    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.
  4. congrats on the 680 I want one too :<
  5. 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.
  6. Best answer selected by holunwing.
  7. Yeah congratulations man..and how did you get it...I could not snatched one for months, you are lucky
  8. They didn't even have it on there site. I just walked in and they just arrived. I got lucky. =)
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