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Old 15-02-20, 04:54 PM
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Nvme to PCIe card

I have crosshair hero VII, using 2 x nvme drives, however it appears that one of the 2 m.2 slots shares its lanes with the x16 card which means my meagre rx470 is running at x8 instead of x16.

Does anyone have recommendations for a cheap adaptor card for the nvme that will fit into one of the other pcie slots?

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Old 15-02-20, 05:12 PM
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Noting you may have to move the GPU as it depends upon how the board is wired.
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Old 15-02-20, 05:50 PM
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I have crosshair hero VII, using 2 x nvme drives, however it appears that one of the 2 m.2 slots shares its lanes with the x16 card which means my meagre rx470 is running at x8 instead of x16.

Does anyone have recommendations for a cheap adaptor card for the nvme that will fit into one of the other pcie slots?

TIA
I'd check if your motherboard even has a location where it can connect a PCIe add-on card without doing the same thing to your graphics card.
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Old 16-02-20, 01:17 PM
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I'd check if your motherboard even has a location where it can connect a PCIe add-on card without doing the same thing to your graphics card.
Looking at Ronan's info I have 20 lanes coming from the CPU.
It would seem that using m.2_2 takes 4 lanes from the second gfx slot which in turn drops pcie 1 down to 8 lanes even when using 1 gfx card.
Whilst both of the x4 pcie slots and the bottom x16 wired as x4 slot are fed from the chipset.
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The difference between x16 and x8 is maybe 1FPS, I wouldn't worry about it, Gamers Nexus did a whole article about it, The results are the same across the board, Below is Metro Last Light.



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Old 16-02-20, 02:34 PM
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The difference between x16 and x8 is maybe 1FPS, I wouldn't worry about it, Gamers Nexus did a whole article about it, The results are the same across the board, Below is Metro Last Light.



Cheers Dice, I had forgotten that article
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