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AnsweredThinking about the Z590 Dark, questions about PCIe slots and sharing.

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2021/10/02 17:07:37 (permalink)
 Hey y'all, I think I finally want to move to PCIe Gen4, and I want PE1 to be running at full 16x.
 
This gets confusing to me so I need some help clarifying.
 
 I need all three pci slots, I use pci audio (I KNOW this board has audio, but I can hear the difference) and I need that third slot as well.
 
 From what I can see in the user's guide, I can have an M.2 in the first and second M.2 ports (2 - M.2's total), and my 3080 in PE1, and my sound card in PE2 and STILL use PE3 without losing PCIe x16 on PE1.. Is this correct?? 
 
I THINK in the FTW guide it says that I put ANYTHING in PE2 that PE1 will default to 8x8, BUT, the Dark board doesn't say that.  IF I am reading it correctly.
 
thanks for any advice.
Rob


EVGA Z590 Dark ; i9 11900k ; 32gig Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3200 ; EVGA 3080 FTW Ultra3 ; Creative AE-7 ; Win 11 64bit Pro : EVGA 1200 Plat PSU

 
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Re: Thinking about the Z590 Dark, questions about PCIe slots and sharing. 2021/10/02 18:02:47 (permalink) ☼ Best Answerby JimBeamBlack 2021/10/03 15:01:26
Using PE2 will switch PE1 to x8 mode on both motherboards.
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Re: Thinking about the Z590 Dark, questions about PCIe slots and sharing. 2021/10/03 02:53:39 (permalink)
why do you need all three PE slots?  sound card + GPU + ?


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