Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf
Take a look at the following links. Scroll down to the section Expansion Options
and note what it says for PCI Express Revision
My CPU: ARK | Intel® Core
Your CPU: ARK | Intel® Core
According to the above, your CPU only supports v2.0 whereas mine supports v3.0.
Yes I have just seen this on another forum too. I think this is the correct answer.
So my main concern was based on a faulty assumption about all Ivy bridge CPUs supporting PCI-e Gen3. Well clearly not all of them
Thank you for helping me sort this out
I will mark this as solved and live with what I get for a while. Maybe then I'll start worrying about my 3D Mark scores being at the minimum limit