Originally Posted by Hotobu
Eh I wouldn't say that. The upcoming generation of GPUs will use PCI 3.0 and so will the next gen of Intel's processors. The motherboards that support this stuff have to come out first in order to ensure compatibility. How retarded would it be for gas stations to carry Ethanol fuel if there weren't at least some cars on the market that could support it first?
No, he is saying the bandwidth is a gimmick, because no card will use it.
But that isn't really the case, but it is just that the traditional high bandwidth cards that we think of normally won't use it. The fact is that even the next generation of graphics cards won't come close to maxing out PCI-E 2.0 x16, and probably barely show a difference at PCI-E 2.0 x8. However, the cards that will show a difference will be PCI-E x1 cards, specifically SATA 6.0Gb/s RAID cards. Saddly, most motherboard manufacturers will probably keep wiring the x1 slots to the southbridge so they will still be 2.0 slots...