Played GTA4 last night . After 5 minutes or so i got a nice BSOD with Gen3 enabled. Restarted tryed again, the same.
Changed To Gen2 in BIOS and everything is OK.
Now, in my opinion all are guilty here:
Intel for (to the limit of)false advertsing.
ASUS-I bet all my money that ASUS knew about this and continued to advertise GEN 3 slots. I can see right now, the PR guys in the office:
-Who the F*** cares , we will blame Intel for this. We dont want the rivals to have something extra.We will do it too, bend the truth a little.
The buyer because he believes all the s**** that is on a box. Also reviewers must not be trusted. They show you that you can OC to this limit,
you run this and that, but the truth is that few people will achieve what they saw.
The best place for info is a forum, people. Also do not buy when the product appear in the store, just watch your product for a few months and see what problems will show.
Not sure about Nvidia, the cards work well in actual Z77 GEN3(certified as per spec) slots, no?
Now, on the good side, i knew about this but still bought a R4F. But i didnt bought it for Gen 3 i bought it for a six core CPU.
And i have to say it's working ok, it was working from the start.