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    Default Re: Does Gigabyte have real PCI-E Gen 3 Support??

    It is technically impossible.
    Read the link in first post.

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    Default Re: Does Gigabyte have real PCI-E Gen 3 Support??

    Quote Originally Posted by wazza300 View Post
    It says in that description "when paired with a 22nm chip" ? So how do you know pci-e3 isn't supported if you don't have a 22nm chip
    Read the link in the first post.

    Why post opinions when you haven't read that gigabyte said they supported it, and then pretty convincing documentation that they don't support it?

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    I havnt had time to read,sorry,I'm on phone. I'm only going off what gigabyte quoted,I just thought with the pci-e controller being inside the CPU it might be possible with the new 22nm chips,its a big error on gigabytes part in making that claim if its not true
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    Default Re: Does Gigabyte have real PCI-E Gen 3 Support??

    It's not a question of whether or not "he" knows.

    It's front page news on Tweaktown. MSI have outed Gigabyte for it. They don't need an Ivy Bridge CPU. PCIe Gen 3 requires certain components to be rated differently such as capacitors, resistors etc. Without the correct rating, it's impossible for the board to be PCIe3.0 capable. The boards Gigabyte have labeled in the misleading manner contain caps and resistors set to PCIe 2.0 specs.

    It's all in the link in post number 1. IMO, it's hugely misleading and down right decietful if intended deliberately. However, knowing Gigabyte and the pi55 poor Taiwaneese to English translations they use, I'm betting they meant to say "Compatible with PCIe 3.0 devices" as in backwards compatible. Now that's pretty obvious anyway, as PCIe 3.0 devices should (in all but rare circumstances) work fine (but slower) in a PCIe 2.0 capable board.
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    Default Re: Does Gigabyte have real PCI-E Gen 3 Support??

    You can say "PCIe 3.0 ready" to be a mistake or translation error., but reading the link in post #9 there is no doubt of what they meant.
    "as well as offer native support for PCI Express Gen. 3 technology, delivering maximum data bandwidth for future discrete graphics cards." cannot be a translation mistake of one word.

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    Very informative and entertaining link, it's well worth the time to read all 11 pages!!
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    Default Re: Does Gigabyte have real PCI-E Gen 3 Support??

    Wow. If true, that is false advertisement and I smell a class action lawsuit ? I currently have Giga P67A-UD5-B3 that is suppose to support native PCI-Express 3.0 according to Gigabyte. I'm sure as hell going to get Ivy + Kepler so we'll see.

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    Default Re: Does Gigabyte have real PCI-E Gen 3 Support??

    I don't see how not supporting PCIe 3.0 x16 can be "Ready for Native PCIe Gen.3". It's like saying USB 3.0 at half speed.
    And which boards has only one PCIe slot? Vry few of them.
    The fact that something work don't makes it native, compatible maybe.

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