Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Motherboard Recommendation PCI-E 4.0

Hello all,

 

About a year ago I purchased and built my own new gaming PC.  The main components I got were the AMD Ryzen 5 3600x, MSI B450 Gaming Plus MAX, GTX 1050 TI, 16GB (3200 MHz) RAM, and LG 27GL850 (1440p, 144Hz).  Now that RTX 3000s is out, I got my eye on either the 3060 or 3060 TI.  Knowing that both of those cards are PCI-E 4.0 and my motherboard is 3.0, is a new motherboard worth it?

 

Thanks for your input.

Link to post
Share on other sites

You're fine with the motherboard you currently have.

Even the 3080 barely saturates the bandwidth PCIe 3.0 can offer, if at all.

Desktop: Intel Core i9-9900K | be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 | ASUS Strix Z390-F | G.Skill Trident Z Neo 2x16GB 3200MHz CL14 | EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra | Corsair RM650x | Fractal Design Define R6

Laptop: 2018 Apple MacBook Pro 13"  --  i5-8259U | 8GB LPDDR3 | 512GB NVMe | macOS Big Sur

Peripherals: Leopold FC660C w/ Topre Silent 45g | Logitech MX Master 3 & Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed | Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus | Audio-Technica AT2020USB+

Displays: Alienware AW2521HF & BenQ BL2420PT

Link to post
Share on other sites

1-2% difference, you literally won't even know if not monitoring fps

desktop

Spoiler

r5 3600 wip, 4.2ghz@1.25v (1.212 get) [3.7GHz@1.0125v(0.975v get) on air, nh-l9x65] | custom loop cpu&gpu 1260mm nexxos xt45 | MSI b450i gaming ac | crucial ballistix 2x8 3000 cl15@3733 cl14|Zotac 2060 amp wip [1965mhz@900mv on air] | 256GB Samsung 950 pro nvme | 1TB Adata su800 | 4TB HGST drive | Silverstone SX500-LG | Silverstone ML08

HTPC

Spoiler

HTPC i3 7300 | Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H | 16GB G Skill | Adata XPG SX8000 128GB M.2 | Many HDDs | Rosewill FBM-01 | Corsair CXM 450W

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×