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Forum discussion tagged with pcie.
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    Question if nowadays gpu and nvme directly talk to CPU then how come chipset doesn't support pcie 4?

    I am trying to learn about computer hardware, I learnt that modern cpu skips chipset and directly communicates to gpu and ssd. But then again there are few motherboard which supports ryzen 3rd gen cpus but do not have pcie 4. While this is not in the case of b550. So my question is if gpu and...
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    Question PCIEx8 SAS card into a x4 slot?

    Hi, I'm trying to understand a specific thing in regards to plugging a PCIEX8 adapter card into a PCIEX16 slot that runs in x4 mode and only has the pins for a x4 card. This is the card I'm using: MegaRAID LSI SAS 9260-8i KIT 8-Port 6Gbps SAS/SATA 512MB PCI-E 2.0 x8 This is the Motherboard I'm...
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    Solved! PCIe lanes for beginners

    Good evening everyone, I hope I am posting on the right forum. If not please redirect me and I will be happy to correct my mistake. I would like to understand more about PCIe lanes. And I would like to use my current (old) build as an example to see if my 48h of googl'ing has made me any wiser...
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    Which SSD do I need for this socket?

    Sorry for the novice question, have only ever bought SATA SSDs. my Asus Z97-A says it can take: - 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2260/2280 storage devices support (supports PCIE SSD only) I'd assumed this Crucial one would be perfect, but according to Crucial's website it isn't compatible...
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    A dual-port Thunderbolt 3 controller in laptop has 22gbps or 32gbps aggregate PCIe data bandwidth?

    Hi forum, A painful aspect of the Thunderbolt 3 ecosystem is that Intel not even has clarified how much PCIe data their dual-port Thunderbolt 3 controllers used in laptops, actually have. Each Thunderbolt 3 port does 22gbps full-duplex PCIe data, so 22gbps up and 22gbps down. (The "40gbps"...
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    MSI x99a GODLIKE: PCI-E Lanes help

    Hi! I need help with my PCI-E Configuration. _______________________________________________________ My config: i7-6900K CPU MSI X99A GODLIKE GAMING 64GB (DDR4-3200 / PC4-25600) G.Skill Ripjaw V NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FE 11GB - PCIE #4 Blackmagic Decklink 4K Mini Monitor - PCIE #3 NVIDIA...
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    ASRock z97 extreme 9 and PCIe lanes

    After hours of videos, guides, and forums, I am still confused about how pcie lanes from CPU's and mobos work so I was hoping someone can shed some more light for me. I currently have an i7 4790k which claims to have a max number of 16 lanes via up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4. However due to this...
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    Can I plug my PCIe cable into SATA output of Seasonic X760?

    Hi, I have a SS-760KM, which I believe is also called X760. I would like to know if I can plug my double PCIe cable into the first two SATA power outputs without blowing my out of warranty mobo or my new expensive AMD RX Vega which has 2 PCIe power inputs onboard? Thanks a lot
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    Is having 2 NVME drives worthwhile (based on pcie lanes)

    I'm looking at an AMD AM4 motherboard and would like to use 2 NVME drives (one for OS and one for Adobe Premiere files/scratch), but I can't figure out whether I can really get the benefit from them based on motherboard/Ryzen architecture We can use the ASRock Killer as an example...
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    Why GeForce 10 series are using x16 PCIe?

    GeForce 10 series are employing PCIe 3.0 x16 and since PCIe lanes are limited in CPUs and motherboards, users are forced to use 2 x8 configuration if they want to use two GPUs; some wonders what limitation (especially in bandwidth) the GPU will encounter when forcing it to use x8 instead of x16...