While we can only speculate if the 'Southern Islands' GPUs will take advantage of the 16GB/s each way bandwidth PCI-E 3.0 offers it is an interesting move none the less. AMD, as it stands, have no plan on supporting PCI-E 3.0 on their platforms till some time in 2012, unless of course board partners create a work around such as the ASRock Gen3 series or the MSi G3 revisions on the Intel Z68 chipset for the AMD 990FX chipset. Intel are set to be first to officially support PCI-E 3.0 with Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge-E though, of course, PCI-E 3.0 is backwards compatible with PCI-E 2.0 so there is no cause for concern there.
Baring all that in mind this will add a new feature for packaging livery.
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