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Just look up in your MB manual which slot is wired to the CPU and which is wired through the PCH.

That's what I was thinking, but I don't remember reading anything about PCH and m.2 slots. I read it again just now and there's nothing about it unfortunately. Well I guess that means a made a good choice to cancel the order.
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That's what I was thinking, but I don't remember reading anything about PCH and m.2 slots. I read it again just now and there's nothing about it unfortunately. Well I guess that means a made a good choice to cancel the order.

I'm not ready to make the switch to m.2 NVME, until they fix the obvious issues. I guess it's fair to say its still a new consumer tech, so I should level my expectations about m.2 nvme for now.
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From every review and article I have read about NVME vs SATA3 SSD is that in gaming it as no real word difference ie: 1/10 to 1/2 second faster map load times. System start up is 1-2 seconds faster. If I am spending 1600 on an SSD I am going to buy a 4tb evo before I buy a 2tb 960pro NVME
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How can you verify this on any mobo? For example, I have a GA-Z170X-GAMING 7, and on their website it says Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 Connectors with up to 32Gb/s Data Transfer (PCIe NVMe & SATA SSD support). I would be losing bandwidth for my gfx card, correct?
No, not correct.

Z170 uses PCH PCIe lanes for the M.2 slots. That board must use PLX chips to multiply the PCH PCIe lanes into enough for two PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 slots plus PCIe 3.0 x4 USB 3.1. The bottom PCIe slot shares lanes with the second M.2 slot -- you cannot use both at the same time.

No matter what drives you have, you will always have either x16 or x8/x8 PCIe for your GPU(s) on that board.
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How can you verify this on any mobo? For example, I have a GA-Z170X-GAMING 7, and on their website it says Dual PCIe Gen3 x4 M.2 Connectors with up to 32Gb/s Data Transfer (PCIe NVMe & SATA SSD support). I would be losing bandwidth for my gfx card, correct?


i have ASUS z170-a 1 m.2 and 4 ssds and a wifi card on my pci express slot and my gpu runs in x16


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