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    MSI Calls Bluff on Gigabyte's PCIe Gen 3 Ready Claim

    But Neliz even from that diagram the PCIe switches are only touched or needed when a second pcie device is installed???
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    MSI Calls Bluff on Gigabyte's PCIe Gen 3 Ready Claim

    PCIe3 8 will be faster as 128/130 encoding is ~1.5% loss
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    MSI Calls Bluff on Gigabyte's PCIe Gen 3 Ready Claim

    Exactly so the first slot will be gen3 x16 as long as the other pcie lanes are not occupied. This is what i said from the beginning
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    MSI Calls Bluff on Gigabyte's PCIe Gen 3 Ready Claim

    lol. Right the pcie controller is on the cpu do you agree? So if the controller is on the cpu and the traces are identical (They are) then why wont a single graphics card work at 16x gen3? The switch is only used one a 2nd gpu is inserted
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    MSI Calls Bluff on Gigabyte's PCIe Gen 3 Ready Claim

    Only if you use the 2nd slot, if you dont use the 2nd slot you dont need the switch.....then there is no bottle neck. Get it.
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    MSI Calls Bluff on Gigabyte's PCIe Gen 3 Ready Claim

    Neliz it does, The controller is on the cpu. For multi gpu yes you need PCIe3 switches for the bridge but Gigabyte have given all there 6 series pci gen3 for the first slot at least.
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    MSI Calls Bluff on Gigabyte's PCIe Gen 3 Ready Claim

    Cadaveca it could come back and bite everyone in the ass though apart from gigabyte. Read this http://vr-zone.com/articles/the-upgrade-path-to-ivy-bridge-might-be-blocked-by-changes-to-uefi/13513.html lol
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    MSI Calls Bluff on Gigabyte's PCIe Gen 3 Ready Claim

    correct the controller is on the cpu but the traces, sockets ect are identical so in theory every board manufacturer could give you pcie3 support for the first slot but only Gigabyte did this.....why dont the others??? You decide but i know why
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    MSI Calls Bluff on Gigabyte's PCIe Gen 3 Ready Claim

    windows 8??? windows 8 doesnt need UEFI. Even OA3 doesnt need UEFI which is for large SI's as the bios strings can still be built into older bios's. Also on the UD7 Gigabytes board if I remember rightly doesn't activate the NF200 chip until 3 or more pcie16 lanes are used which is different...
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    MSI Calls Bluff on Gigabyte's PCIe Gen 3 Ready Claim

    the UD7 isn't on the list???
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    MSI Calls Bluff on Gigabyte's PCIe Gen 3 Ready Claim

    Looks like after MSI's mud throwing they may end up with egg on there face!!! http://vr-zone.com/articles/the-upgrade-path-to-ivy-bridge-might-be-blocked-by-changes-to-uefi/13513.html Hmmm gigabyte = Dual Bios + No UEFI :)
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