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idata
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i7 processor for PCI-E 3.0 on socket2011... (exist?) or not?

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Now, at this point I do not know how do... but this is the only place where I can receive a support for i7 technical info.

I going to purchase this motherboard by ASROCK, model "extreme11" with all info. about in this page: http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/X79%20Extreme11 http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/X79%20Extreme11 ...But, noticed to in the "Next-Gen PCI-E 3.0 Support" this NOTE:

"PCI-E 3.0 requires both a supporting CPU and motherboard at the same time.

Currently Intel® Socket 2011 Sandy Bridge-E Processor doesn't support PCI-E 3.0, but this motherboard is already PCI-E 3.0 hardware ready.

It depends on Intel® CPU to enable PCI-E 3.0. Please check Intel® website for information on future CPU updates and releases."

Now, what this mean? I can't use this PC because DO NOT EXIST any processor by INTEL for socket2011 to can be supported on this motherboar?

I was ready to but one of those... but NO ONE is supported for this motherboard?

Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition (15M Cache, from 3.30 to 3.90 GHz)

http://ark.intel.com/products/63696 http://ark.intel.com/products/63696

Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Processor (10M Cache, from 3.60 to 3.80 GHz)

http://ark.intel.com/products/63698 http://ark.intel.com/products/63698

Intel® Core™ i7-3930K Processor (12M Cache, from 3.20 to 3.80 GHz)

http://ark.intel.com/products/63697 http://ark.intel.com/products/63697

OMG... I just hope this is not true, because this will be a really strange thing... hope in a detailed info. about what (if exist) processor i7 (good) without OC, because not want to do... are supported by this motherboard, of course PCI-E 3.0

Thanks.

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idata
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Hello decr-1000a,

We would like to inform you that only the 3rd Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 Processors are designed to natively support PCI Express* 3.0:

http://ark.intel.com/products/family/65506/3rd-Generation-Intel-Core-i7-Processors/desktop 3rd Generation Intel&# 174; Core™ i7 Processors (Desktop)

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idata
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Hello decr-1000a,

We would like to inform you that only the 3rd Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 Processors are designed to natively support PCI Express* 3.0:

http://ark.intel.com/products/family/65506/3rd-Generation-Intel-Core-i7-Processors/desktop 3rd Generation Intel&# 174; Core™ i7 Processors (Desktop)

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ZAgha
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Dear Decr,

I assure you that if you buy ANY i7 CPU LGA 2011 & that board you will have your PCI-E running at Gen 3.0

Intel in their infinite wisdom "don't ask me why" have disabled the PCI-E Gen 3.0 on their boards. Albeit, there is a way to workaround this but, you won't be needing it; since your board supports the Gen 3.0 out of the box.

Surely to utilize the 3.0 technology you need a video card that supports the PCI-E 3.0 "eg. Nvidia 680 or 670".

I don't know which ATI models run on Gen. 3, I only use Nvidia.

So don't get lost into the technical details & I assure you that it will run on PCI-E 3.0 as long as you get a compatible PCI-E card that is designed to run in Gen 3

"i7-3820", is more than enough for any gaming rig or video editing. Unless you multi task like crazy the CPU I mention is more than enough.

Once more every I7 CPU LGA 2011 supports Gen. 3