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    MoBo/Chipset/CPU PCIe lanes - clarification is needed

    Hi guys, could you please help me to understand lanes? Here are the points I'm currently "struggling" with: A "full-bandwidth" slot is the one which # of contacts (e.g. x8) is equal to the max # of lanes (i.e. 8) this slot can connect to. Is it right, that the # of lanes available to...
  2. B

    Z370/B360, PCIe Lanes, and slots

    Hi mates, Please help me with two questions I wasn't able to answer after *a lot* of googling. 1. The vast majority of h370 and b360 boards with two mechanical 16X slots do have the following layout: the upper slot has 16 gen3 lanes by the CPU. The lower one has 4 gen4 lanes by the PCH. Now, I...
  3. The Internal

    Dumb question on 6th gen I7 and PCI-Express lanes...

    So... my i7-6700k is in the mail already. However, it occurred to me that the 6700k only has 16x PCI-express lanes. I plan on slapping the i7-6700k in a Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5. If I put a Samsung 950 Pro SSD (which uses 4x PCI-express lanes), does that mean I'll knock the 6700k down to 12...
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