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Seems like a waste to me. When they are saying 4x is 'too wide' they simply mean its overkill. Whats the cost savings between implementing a 2x slot vs a 4x slot on the motherboard? I dont know but I would hazard an extremely optimistic guess that its < 10 cents per motherboard. Then peripheral card manufacturers would also have to see a decent cost savings to redesign and switch over to this new 2x slot.


I think they might also be factoring the mobile platform. A x4 slot would not only use up more space, but probably use more power too, even if the add-in card connected to it does not use all of the bandwidth.
 
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This is dumb, they might replace X4 with X2, whats the point? Id rather have an X4 and not use it than an X2 and lose bandwidth.
Nowhere in the article did they say they were going to replace 4x with 2x. It says Intel is considering ADDING the 2x spec so there's something in between 1x and 4x.
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how much bandwith is x2 again???


that's right ... its not that much compared to a x4 or x8 ....
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how much bandwith is x2 again???


that's right ... its not that much compared to a x4 or x8 ....
It is half of x4 and one fourth of x8.
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