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RTX 3070 PCI-e 0.3 vs PCI-e 4.0

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi guys, so I'm trying to comb through these reviews and none mention any difference between PCI-e 3.0 and PCI-e 4.0. Is 4.0 just an AMD gimmick or is it the new standard? Anyone out there know if it even matters for a RTX 3070? Thanks!

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10 minutes ago, charlie_c137 said:

Hi guys, so I'm trying to comb through these reviews and none mention any difference between PCI-e 3.0 and PCI-e 4.0. Is 4.0 just an AMD gimmick or is it the new standard? Anyone out there know if it even matters for a RTX 3070? Thanks!

I wouldnt expect 0.3 gen to be good for a 3070


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1 minute ago, charlie_c137 said:

Good stuff, wonder if as the drivers mature we'll see a wider gap. But at least for now it looks like I can keep my mobo. Thanks again.

The big thing is the new decompression tech. It hasn't been used yet, but you can decompress data from the ssd straight to the GPU, so load times will be much faster.

 


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14 minutes ago, charlie_c137 said:

Hi guys, so I'm trying to comb through these reviews and none mention any difference between PCI-e 3.0 and PCI-e 4.0. Is 4.0 just an AMD gimmick or is it the new standard? Anyone out there know if it even matters for a RTX 3070? Thanks!

Since atm that also means chossing between Intel and AMD the obvious answer is go with Intel and PCi 3.0 as the CPU advantage makes far more of a difference than the small amount PCi 4.0 does in certain games at 1080p.


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Just now, SolarNova said:

Since atm that also means chossing between Intel and AMD the obvious answer is go with Intel and PCi 3.0 as the CPU advantage makes far more of a difference than the small amount PCi 4.0 does.

I already have a 3600 with a b450 mobo. I'd have to get an i7 with new mobo... so what that would be like an extra $600. Can't swing it atm.

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I already have a 3600 with a b450 mobo. I'd have to get an i7 with new mobo... so what that would be like an extra $600. Can't swing it atm.

Wouldnt worry about it tbh, the difference only shows up at very high FPS in certain games at 1080p.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
31 minutes ago, HelpfulTechWizard said:

The big thing is the new decompression tech. It hasn't been used yet, but you can decompress data from the ssd straight to the GPU, so load times will be much faster.

 

can that be implemented via a driver update to the RTX 3070 in the future? If it is possible I may go with an X570 mobo...

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2 minutes ago, charlie_c137 said:

can that be implemented via a driver update to the RTX 3070 in the future? If it is possible I may go with an X570 mobo...

Its a feature with the ampere architecture, so it is native on the 3070, 3080, 3090, and the rumored 3070ti, 3080ti, and 3060.


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