I suspect the issue is that customers would complain about a 10 gigabit card that couldn't actually reach anywhere close to 10 gigabits per second. Even PCIe 3.0 maxes out at around 8 gigabits per second per lane.Was hoping to get a 10GBe Network card to fit a 1x PCI Slot. Cant find one.
They do exist, what card you need depends on whether your M.2 drive is SATA or PCIe.Was hoping to get a M.2 expansion card to fit a 1x PCi slot. Cant find one.
X570's 4x PCIe 4.0 link shouldn't be holding you back.
I was thinking of migrating to quad-controller USB 3.0 and a Datapath VisionRGB capture card for upgrades, but both of those require a x4 slot each, which means that consumer platforms with only 16 PCIe lanes off the CPU and x4 being squeezed through DMI to everything else on the motherboard (or AMD's equivalent) suddenly become woefully inadequate, especially as NVMe becomes the norm for SSDs and take up 4 lanes per drive.
- X-Fi Titanium HD
- FL1100-based USB 3.0 host controller card (because a quad-sensor Oculus Rift CV1 setup practically demands it)
- PEXHDCAP/SC500N1 video capture card
Yes, it's because of this one issue that I'd consider 3rd-gen Threadripper for a gaming build, because I can't say no to all of those PCIe lanes. I'd even be fine with just 8 CPU cores, but 16 + 4 PCIe lanes just isn't enough any more. Both Intel and AMD need to step it up to 28-30 lanes on the mainstream desktop platforms; I'd be content with that much.
I use an SD card reader, since my case doesn't have front 5.25" or 3.5" bays.
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