- Apr 12, 2009
That's why in the end I didn't get this board but the Asus VII Impact, because of the M.2 support: Type 2242 (42mm long) PCIe 2.0 x2 vs Type 2280 (80mm long) PCIe 3.0 x4. It was already at it's theoretical limit with an XP941 (if it had 2 lanes).though I'm not keeping it because of the lacking performance (which I expected). I was just mainly curious if it would work or not.
The newest Samsung SM961, which is the OEM drive of a possible "Samsung 960 Pro", the PCIe 3.0 x4 link limit is also within reach. This goes to show how much of a limiting factor SATA is to improved SSD performance.
But with Samsung's BGA SSD announcement, there may be a good SSD for this board yet, albeit probably two years too late.