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

    It looks like "real" Gen3 motherboards that use the NF200 chip might/will have reduced Gen3 bandwidth. Nvidia might need to release an NF300 chip for optimal 3.0 bandwidth. Gigabyte Sets Record Straight on PCIe 3.0 Support [Tom's Hardware] has some good information. As of now, it looks like it's impossible to "future proof" a newer P67/Z68 motherboard and Ivy Bridge purchase, even for as little as 3 - 9 months.

    Truth in advertising for all motherboard manufacturers: "We kind of offer limited/partial Gen3 graphics card support under some circumstances."
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    Default Re: Does Gigabyte have real PCI-E Gen 3 Support??

    i still use 1.1 haha

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

    It seems GB leaned their lesson and making new revisions of the boards that do support Gen 3 PCIe.

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