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Old 12-09-2011, 02:08 PM   #1
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Default Core i7 “Sandy Bridge-E” is PCI Express 3.0

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"The PCI Express controller available in the new LGA2011 CPUs (Core i7 Extreme Edition "Sandy Bridge-E") is 3.0. Intel is waiting for the first PCI Express 3.0 video cards to arrived on the market (whi..."

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Old 12-10-2011, 11:25 AM   #2
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So, the virtualization doesn't works, there are two cores deactivated, the PCI-E is also handicaped and it still costs that lot ??
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:03 AM   #3
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The PCI Express is not handicapped. It is PCI Express 3.0. THe Sandy Bridge-E is the only CPU out there with PCI Express 3.0 controller.
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This is for ALL Sandy Bridge E, correct? Namely, I am concerned with the 3930k that I have here.
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Yes, all Sandy Bridge-E, including the USD 600 version (3930K).
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The PCI Express is not handicapped. It is PCI Express 3.0. THe Sandy Bridge-E is the only CPU out there with PCI Express 3.0 controller.
Ok, thanks for clarifying it Gabriel, but I Still don't know why Intel "skiped" thos information.
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According to my source, Intel will announce this as soon as PCI-E 3.0 video cards are around. However, if you see the specs of Intel X79-based motherboards on their website, you will clearly see "PCI Express 3.0" listed:

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/...rd-dx79si.html
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