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Old 12-18-2016, 12:44 PM   #12
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Re: Z97-ws

When the time comes I'll jam the Angelbird into a 3.0x16 slot and see what happens. If the GTX 970 runs at 8x, I'll just get a 1070. I believe the 4790K has a max of 16 lanes. I think the PLX chip splits that.

Originally Posted by Sandog View Post
I will look into your manual for you but you are also limited by the CPU that board uses. That is why I left the Z97-WS, my last mobo before HEDT. Anyway the worst that can happen is your video card will do 8X but you have to have the SSD on 4X and PCIe 3.0, not 2.0.
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