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Asus sabertooth 990fx

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Hello guys..

Im planing to buy a Asus sabertooth 990fx R2, which is better Asus sabertooth 990fx R2 or Asus sabertooth 990fx Gen3 R2?

thanks..
 
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I believe Gen 3 has Pci-express 3.0.
 
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I believe Gen 3 has Pci-express 3.0.
Sort of. The Gen3 has a PLX PEX 8747 bridge chip which approximates* PCI-E 3.0's bandwidth by extending the available lanes ( brief overview/explanation of the PLX chip >>here<<). What you end up with is of dubious value - probable addition of latency, and close to zero benefit over PCI-E 2.0 since the x16 slot isn't anywhere close to being saturated to warrant 3.0.

* I'll assume that the Gen3 board still uses PCI-E 2.0's (8b/10b) encode rather than the 3.0 spec of 128b/130b, so you wouldn't have access to the reduced encode overhead.
 

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Any information on AMD will change their AM3+ socket next year or they will stick to AM3+ socket for their next CPU?