How much of PCI-E 3.0 is just marketing speak right now
Subject: General Tech | December 12, 2011 - 12:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: PCI-E 3.0
You have likely noticed motherboards arriving on the market which claim to support PCI-E 3.0, doubling the bandwidth to 8 giga-transfers and bringing an end to the PCI-E 2.x we all know and love. The problem lies in the lack of any add in cards which are also PCI-E 3.0 compliant; current generation cards will work in the slot but they will not see the full speed of the new standard. Does this mean that buying a motherboard with the new standard is an investment for the future when an SSD or graphics card arrives on the market or would you just be wasting money on a marketing ploy? That is the question Hardware Secrets asks in their recent article.
"Recently, motherboard manufacturers have been fighting their hardest to differentiate their products from one another in an effort to re-invigorate the stagnant PC business. A lot of this messaging has taken a very aggressive turn, where companies have blatantly called out or attacked competing products for not being the real deal or being up-to-speed."
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