Intel X79 chipset expected to be released November 2011

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  1. TruMutton_200Hz

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    I skipped the Sandy Bridge cuz i was gonna go for this, but it seems i'm gonna stick with my i7 for a little longer now.
     
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    ^ On a more positive note, in the second article I linked it says Intel is working very hard to validate PCIe 3.0 on these platforms.
     
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    Isn't PCIe3.0 about as useful as 2.0/1.0?

    Albeit, I can see the advantages of 3.0 for people after cheap SLI motherboards. IE: 8x PCIE2.0 = 16x PCIE1.0
     

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    yea ill be holding on to my i7 for a while longer. I was going to upgrade just because well its about that time again but really performance doesnt seem worth it yet
     
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    No.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express#PCI_Express_3.0
     
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    But that's my point, a single GPU can barely saturate a x16 PCIE1.0 as it is. Any added bandwidth is useless.

    Progress is progress, but when you say you're "working hard" on something which will ultimately be useless for the next 5+ years, you're not learning from history and all the other useless computer technology produced.

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    Maybe I'm missing something, but from what I read in benchmarks all you need is x16PCIe, still to this day. Even an 8x will do the job with only minor reductions in performance.
     
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