Are the R9's 3.0 PCIe?

gman

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I always thought the HD 7970 was, but according to AMD's info it's 2.1. WTF.
Why did I think that?
 

gman

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Maybe I'm just reading it wrong. This is from their site:

AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 AMD PCIe x16 Gen 2.1

From Newegg's site: PCI Express 3.0 x16
 

tangoseal

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To answer your question it is 100% confirmed that they will be 3.0.
See the thread... Official R290X specs and look at 4th post down.
 

gman

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Yeah, I realize the R9's are, but AMD has conflicting info on their site about the 7970's. At this point I don't know why I even care.:eek:
 

Joga

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Yes, they're going to be 3.0. Every 7000 series card (7730 and up) also uses 3.0. AMD's website is (surprisingly) not the best place to find info on AMD card specs - see this thread - they're filled to the brim with typos and weirdness. I've always liked Wikipedia's big "Comparison of Graphics Processors" list for AMD and Nvidia.

Also, 7970 @ PCIe x16 3.0 (not my screenshot, but you get the idea):

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(might have to click the question mark and start the render test to get it to run at 3.0)
 
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