Originally Posted by lhuser
You're probably right. I thought the PCI-E 2.0 would make a huge impact.
it may improve load times, thats it though. once everything is in the VRAM and the game starts, the only transferring going on is the cpu telling the GPU what to do, and the gpu asking the cpu to do physics, then the cpu transferring it back.
you could probably take bench marks from 2.0 motheboards compared to a 1.0 board and see no difference.
Originally Posted by ISOwner
Isn't it great how the new PCI-express 2.0 are out already? Now we all have to upgrade our motherboards. The new 8800GT has full backward compatibility support for PCI-express 1.0, but it's so much faster on the newer motherboards.
its like the difference between AGP 4x/8x, there wasnt much, now the difference will be even less since its 16x/32x.
i bet bread on butter that it will make little difference until cards start coming out that require 2.0. once a board with AM2+/PCI-E 2.0, i might go for it, either that or ill have to change out my cpu while im at it too.