Originally Posted by Jpmboy
did you check the on-line manual?
I did just wanted to confirm - not exactly easy to understand reading the manual
with regards to top PCIe slot it mentions its PCIe x 1 in manual - does this mean its a x1 or PCIe slot no 1 ?
In the Expansion slots section of the specs on ASUS website it mentions
Socket 1151 for 9th / 8th Gen Intel® Core™, Pentium® Gold and Celeron® processors
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16, x8/x8, or x8/x4+x4)
Intel® Z390 Chipset
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (max at x4 mode) *
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
but in the Manual
it says this
hence my confusion
I would like to get a 10G ethernet card which requires a PCI e x4 spec slot and was looking at installing it in the top slots above the first GPU PCIe slot ?
With regards to the m.2 question i have - I would like to install a Samsung 970pro and a 960 Pro m.2 drive on this board - one to boot from and another as a games drive - both 2280 sized
the manual mentions this
so installing both on this board I will lose SATA port 2 by my understanding ?