According to a review of the new format in TomsHardware.com: "Nvidia has also added PCIe Gen4 support to its Ampere GPU. It's worth pointing out that this probably won't matter much for gaming performance, as the large 24GB of VRAM means there should be less data going back and forth over the PCIe bus. The other problem of course is that the fastest gaming CPUs still come from Intel, and Intel doesn't have a desktop PCIe Gen4 solution yet. That will come with next year's Rocket Lake processors, which will yet again use Intel's 14nm++(++) process. Intel's Alder Lake will also support PCIe Gen4 and will be the first SuperFIN (or post-SuperFIN) desktop CPU from Intel." I am not certain that upgrading my motherboard and processor just to be able to use this card is a viable solution for me in the near future. I think I will upgrade to a 2090Ti watercooled solution until the dust settles next year sometime (around Chrismas maybe).