ASUS AMD SaberTooth motherboard with PCI Express 3.0

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    ASUS introduces the Sabertooth 990FX/GEN3 R2.0, a new motherboard it claims is world's first AMD-based motherboard with PCI Express 3.0 support. The board is available in the US and EU beginning toda...

    ASUS AMD SaberTooth motherboard with PCI Express 3.0
     
  2. BLEH!

    BLEH! Ancient Guru

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    I saw somewhere they may have used 3 splitter chips to combine the two x16 gen 2 lanes into one gen3 x16 lane somehow, which can then be divided into 2 x 8 gen 3 lanes.
     
  3. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    Nice board!
     
  4. antonyfrn

    antonyfrn Maha Guru

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    I got the R2 board and its rock-solid very nice mobo kind of shame about this saw it just before Xmass on Asus forums after I got my Sabertooth R2
     

  5. orac2

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    have the rev 2.0 board here too,looking at the new board it has no pci x1 slot.which i use for my ASUS Xonar sound card?................
     
  6. Mr_ALLroy

    Mr_ALLroy Ancient Guru

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    You can still use a pci x8 or pci x16 slot. My pci x1 is covered with my sli so I use the available two for my nic and for my soundcard.

    As for PCI-E 3.0 vs PCI-E 2.0 , I've read there is little to no improvements going from 2 to 3 with the current gpu tech.
     
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  7. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Does AMD use an integrated PCIe controller now? If not, what difference would the processor make?
     
  8. Pill Monster

    Pill Monster Banned

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    That's what I was wondering since afaik the PCI-E controller isn't on the CPU...
     

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