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Posted by on Jun 21, 2012 in Hardware News |

NVIDIA launches PCIe 3.0 patch for users with Kepler GPUs and CPUs Sandy Bridge-E

NVIDIA launches PCIe 3.0 patch for users with Kepler GPUs and CPUs Sandy Bridge-E

Since the launch of GPUs Kepler discovered that these had an incompatibility with the Intel X79, which prevented them from operating in PCIe 3.0 mode , leaving limited to mode.

Although the difference in graphics performance when using a PCIe 3.0 GPU high-end current is less than 2% when used in a PCIe 2.0 , many users claim to solve this incompatibility Nvidia, which in response to users has developed a utility that forces your GPU mode kepler pcie 3.0 work on motherboards based on Intel X79 chipset.

The utility is called force Enable Gen3 and can be downloaded from Nvidia’s website .

It is noteworthy that recently discovered that this problem is not entirely the fault of Nvidia, but Intel itself, which did not correctly implement the PCIe 3.0 bus in the early reviews of its microprocessors Sandy Bridge-E (stepping C1), problem apparently was solved in the C2 revision of these microprocessors.

Users of Intel Sandy Bridge-E with C1 stepping and outdated motherboards bios may have stability problems and / or graphics corruption when using this patch, so Nvidia recommends users who suffer from these problems, revert made to its usefulness, turning to run with the “-revert”, which will reconfigure the graphics controller in PCIe 2.0 mode, the default Nvidia drivers.

Link: NVIDIA Slips PCIe Gen 3.0 out GeForce Patch for Kepler on X79 Systems (VR-Zone)

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