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Are bulldozer's PCI-E 3.0 compatible?

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It seems that the 7xxx radeon series will support PCI-E 3.0, but the bulldozer wont. What will this mean for a build based on these two products? Will the GPU be limited, or will the CPU be compatible through the motherboard?

Intending to go for AMD/ATI build, unless they disappoint alot
 
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It seems that the 7xxx radeon series will support PCI-E 3.0, but the bulldozer wont. What will this mean for a build based on these two products? Will the GPU be limited, or will the CPU be compatible through the motherboard?

Intending to go for AMD/ATI build, unless they disappoint alot
I really don't think it will have much of an effect on performance, if any.
 

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Wait for AMD PCI-E 3.0 boards to be released.
 
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Wait for AMD PCI-E 3.0 boards to be released.
Thanks for the fast reply :)

If the board supports PCI-E 3.0 and the CPU doesn't, what does this mean? Since I'm not to familier with these sort of things, for instance I've read (example), the Ivy-bridge or SandyBridge-E will have integrated PCI-E 3.0 support, or something along the lines of this. Well to clarify my question, would a PCI-E 3.0 990x motherboard do the exact same as PCI-E 3.0 ready CPU's?
 
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Thanks for the fast reply :)

If the board supports PCI-E 3.0 and the CPU doesn't, what does this mean? Since I'm not to familier with these sort of things, for instance I've read (example), the Ivy-bridge or SandyBridge-E will have integrated PCI-E 3.0 support, or something along the lines of this. Well to clarify my question, would a PCI-E 3.0 990x motherboard do the exact same as PCI-E 3.0 ready CPU's?
On AMD boards, the pci controllers are part of the board. On Intel, it's part of the CPU.
 

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On AMD boards, the pci controllers are part of the board. On Intel, it's part of the CPU.
No. See that latest news post on MSI/Gigabyte and PCI-E 3.0.
 
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No. See that latest news post on MSI/Gigabyte and PCI-E 3.0.
That was sarcasm, right?

I think I'm being trolled by a MOD.
 

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That was sarcasm, right?

I think I'm being trolled by a MOD.
No, it has to do with the PCI-E switches on the motherboard. This goes for both AMD and Intel chipsets.
 
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No, it has to do with the PCI-E switches on the motherboard. This goes for both AMD and Intel chipsets.
Don't the Intel boards need Ivy before the PCIe 3.0 will work?
 
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No, it has to do with the PCI-E switches on the motherboard. This goes for both AMD and Intel chipsets.
Any chance of further clarification, for the less knowledged user ? :eek:
Does this mean it is currently "unknown" whether it is integrated or on the motherboard?
 
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Any chance of further clarification, for the less knowledged user ? :eek:
Does this mean it is currently "unknown" whether it is integrated or on the motherboard?
If it was, they would advertise it. They are the small rectangular chips usually located between PCI-E slots.

 
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I read somewhere that the enthusiast (E) series will be on platform 2011 i.e. Sandybridge-E and IvyBridge-E, whereas the normal series will be on 1155, seems like a good way of being future proof for a while, compared to bulldozer First gen to second gen changing platforms...
 
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I read somewhere that the enthusiast (E) series will be on platform 2011 i.e. Sandybridge-E and IvyBridge-E, whereas the normal series will be on 1155, seems like a good way of being future proof for a while, compared to bulldozer First gen to second gen changing platforms...
I thought the opposite. I thought that they had SB boards that would be compatible with IB, but the SB-e boards wouldn't. Where are the Intel guys when you need them?
 
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