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Old February 25, 2013, 03:32 PM
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Below is a PCIe 2.0 vs 3.0 comparison in gaming, for your reference. I have a 3rd gen board [Z77] and 2nd gen card [GTX 560Ti 448 Cores] and processor [Core i7-2600K] and liked the sound of the marketing PCIe 3.0 "Total bandwidth for a x16 link reaches a maximum of 32GB/s, double the 16GB/s of PCIe 2.0 (in x16mode)." However, the review shows minimal incremental difference for gaming, so it's not worth tossing your 2nd gen gear just for the incremental bandwidth.

PCI Express 2.0 vs 3.0 GPU Gaming Performance Review

PCI Express 2.0 vs 3.0 GPU Gaming Performance Review
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