- Jan 28, 2014
If I'm reading correctly Skylake will have 20 PCI-E lanes, with Sunrise Point providing another 6 lanes. So 26 total compared to 20 with Haswell+Lynx Point.Apparently skylake will have more PCIe lanes than existing haswell/broadwell designs. In addition, there are also PCIe switch chips and I would expect to start to see them put into card format for NVMe 2.5".
It should not be an issue with dual-GPU users given the information above. 3- and 4-way users are just going to have to wait for the 'E' variant, as usual.NVMe is a PCIe only solution. And yes, it will require PCIe lanes that could be used for other functionality. For most users, this shouldn't be much of an issue because multi-GPU systems are seldom used and it is unlikely that most users will have more than 1 NVMe device in their system.