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Old 09-10-13, 05:34 PM   #58
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Default Re: Post Your Rig 2013 Edition

Originally Posted by newparad1gm View Post
Awww, Slawter, you went down to the pleb chipset. No more Extreme Editions for you anymore? But yeah, single GPU systems don't need all those PCI-E lanes. Does the Z87 still require the hack to enable PCI-E 3.0 for NVIDIA GPUs?
Yes, the Z87 is so much better than the old X79. Intel has such an amazing platform with the real Ivy Bridge E series but the Desktop versions are really disappointing. Mix that together with the old X79 and you really have an unattractive solution.

Until Intel brings back worthy Extreme Editions with modern chipsets, it's not even worth looking at them. It's such a shame.

Haswell has enough PCIe lanes for normal SLI, even the previous desktop platform had that.
More are only required for 3 or 4 way systems.

And no, nVidia automatically enables PCIe 3.0 in their drivers. This is also valid for the new Ivy Bridge E. Only Sandy Bridge E had that problem. The chipset does not matter because the PCIe lanes come from the CPUs.
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