MSI Launches the World's First PCI Express Gen.3 Mainboard

MSI, the world-renowned mainboard and graphics card manufacturer, officially launches the Z68A-GD80 (G3), featuring world’s first large bandwidth PCI Express Gen 3 mainboard, and the latest UEFI technology: Click BIOS II which features a homogenous interface both under Windows and the UEFI interface. Conforming to Intel’s latest design standard, the MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) with PCI Express Gen 3 provides a data transfer rate that is 200% faster than PCI Express Gen 2, enhancing the performance of graphics cards without bandwidth limitations.


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South Africa Vivi says:

whoa! Wonder if this will help getting over that 2001SE Nature cap. (if gigabyte boards get gen3)

Christian Ney says:

well, MSI announced the first gen3, but it's ASRock who launched the first gen3 board isn't it ?

EDIT: I have to check my source :p
Yep according to my source, the asrock board will be available sooner than the msi

Belgium HybridChiller says:

now waiting for the new vga's with PciE 3.0,
new age for benchmarking results.

Belgium Massman says:

Fyi, the Sandy Bridge CPU only has Gen2.

Christian Ney says:

need additional chip or ivy bridge

Denmark M.Beier says:

Gen 3 provides a data transfer rate that is 200% faster than PCI Express Gen 2, enhancing the performance of graphics cards without bandwidth limitations.

That is not true???
It is 100% faster, or 200% speed of gen 2... 128gbit vs. 64gbit....

Belgium HybridChiller says:

now cpu's and vga's that fully support PciE 3.0

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