i just said it in another thread, whoever sells us the most lanes @ the lowest cost will get many of our $$$$$
why? cuz of the above. We wanna run 1-2 GPUs @ 16x each + 2-4 NVMe @ 4x each... Why? Cuz some of us like to keep a ton of ultra-fast data on our gaming PC & are tired of the now old & tired SATA SSD raid solutions.
not to mention most of us in the above are @ resolutions where 1-2% CPU nonsense means nothing.