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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-17-2017, 12:27 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm planning to buy the rig in the title but it drives me crazy atm...

I just don't understand.


Can I run 1 card at 16x AND an NVMe drive (M.2) at 4 speed?


Or is it because CPU only has 16 lanes it will cut it to 8x for graphics card and 4 speed for M.2? --> intel.ark shows 16 PCIe lanes for 8700K

Or does the CPU takes care for 16 lanes and the motherboard chipset takes care for additional 4 lanes? --> ASUS site shows 16x cpu and 4x chipset somewhere but can't find it anymore biggrin.gif


I really can't figure that out/understand it...


I just want to build it when nVidia Volta comes out next year... and I want only 1 card at 16x and M.2 also IF it does not "steel" lanes from videocard...

ASUS Hero XI + Intel i9 9900K + ASUS Ryujin 360 + Corsair 32GB 3200MHz + ASUS 2080Ti + Samsung 970 nvme 500GB + Crucial MX500 2TB + ASUS Thor 1200W + Be Quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 v2 + ASUS XG35VQ + ISP 400/40


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