DPete27 wrote:IIRC, Intel wasn't able to get PCIe 3.0 working/validated in time for the x79/ LGA 2011 launch. The thing that saved them is that SB-E processors have a rediculus amount of PCIe graphics lanes ( 40 ) and even the AMD 7970 Ghz edition can't fully saturate 16 lanes of PCIe 2.0. Having PCIe 3.0 makes a much bigger impact in IVB since they only have 16 lanes of PCIe 3.0 (=32 lanes of PCIe2.0). In summary, I wouldn't worry too much about it at this point.
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