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Old 12-18-2016, 02:00 PM   #14
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Re: Z97-ws

Originally Posted by JimTram View Post
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.
Yes, that is how you get the added lanes to the PCIe slots. The PLX chip is like a train track switch but the CPU still has only 28 lanes feeding into it. This is how I understood it all these years.

I found an article that should be a correct explanation, I have not read it.

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