GTX 1060 running as PCE-E Gen2 instead of Gen3

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  1. Titan29

    Titan29 Master Guru

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    I recently noticed that my MSI Gaming 1060 running on X79 system (P9X79 Pro with 4701 bios) with PCI-E set manually to GEN3 in bios, shows it running as Gen2 in GPU-Z (as well as Nvidia System Info).

    This was not the case for my HD 7950 which showed correctly as Gen3 on the same system.

    Any idea why is it so? And if it can be changed to Gen3 using some configuration?

    I know there is possibly no performance penalty due to Gen2 (@1200p, 60Hz) but still sort of feels better running at Gen3 (which the system does support). :)
     
  2. XenthorX

    XenthorX Ancient Guru

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    i think you're far from saturate PCI even Gen2, if it's any comfort to you :3
     
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    KissSh0t Ancient Guru

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    Speed changes depending on usage right?
     
  4. holystarlight

    holystarlight Master Guru

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    its a classic issue with the x79, and the CPU your using and nvidia cards, you will need to run file from nvidia to force PCIE3.0 on your system.

    http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3135/~/geforce-gen3-support-on-x79-platform

    had the issue back when i was using the x79 platform.
     
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