PCIe 4.0

Forum discussion tagged with PCIe 4.0.
  1. J

    Question Regarding M.2 PCIe compatibility on my MSI X570 A-Pro

    Looking at the specifications for the MSI X570 A-Pro it tells me there's one M.2 slot supporting PCIe 4.0 and another supporting only PCIe 3.0. I already have a PCIe 3.0 drive connected to the 4.0 slot and I'm planning on buying a 4.0 drive, moving the current drive to the 3.0 slot and...
  2. O

    Question How to check if everything is running PCIe 4.0 or 3.0 ?

    Just got my new build running Asus Z790-I motherboard i5-13600k CPU WD Black 2 TB NVME RTX 4070 GFX 2 x 16 GB DDR5 RAM How can I check if my system or some parts is using PCIe 4.0 or 3.0? And something about lanes.. Maybe the gfx card is at 3.0 and that would be "ok". But for other parts I want...
  3. C

    Question GPU Performance on PCIe 4.0 vs 5.0 Motherboard

    GPU Performance on PCIe 4.0 vs 5.0 Motherboard I am planning of building a gaming PC with a motherboard that supports PCIe 5.0 16x for the GPU. But, I would like to know if the future RTX 7000 series GPU would have a negligible performance loss on a mother board with PCIe 4.0? If the...
  4. S

    Question What is wrong with my Kingston PCIe 4.0 NVMe M2 SSD?

    Issue: A few seconds after using the Kingston PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD (copying files to it or installing a game or app) it stops working and the ssd is not recognized any longer. History: - I received the SSD a couple of days ago, since the first PCIe 4.0 port was partially covered by the cooler...
  5. A

    Question Gpu pcie 4.0 slot not working while the 3.0 is working

    Hey good people, I've built my first pc but I've faced a problem. My motherboard has 2 gpu slots, one is gen 4 and the second is gen 3. Both the 4060 and the MSI MAG B660 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR5 mobo are brand new so they can't be defective. When I put the gpu in the 4th gen slot, nothing is...
  6. NotLisztening

    Question New setup: GPU is not detected at all in pcie 4 x16 slot and not functioning correctly in pcie 4x2 slot

    Mobo: msi MAG B650 TOMAHAWK WIFI cpu: Ryzen 5 7600x psu: 530W gpus: rtx 2060 (and gtx 760 to troubleshoot) ram: 2x16 ddr5 (optimized for intel&amd) os: win 10 (on a 1tb m.2) Hey, I'm at the end of my wits. Today I upgraded my mobo and my cpu (and ram and ssd). I have already installed the...
  7. R

    Question Pcie 4.0 retention clip broken

    Motherboard: Msi b550 tomahawk mag its first pcie slot clip broke and half of it came out and the other half is still in there Gpu - msi 3070 ventus oc 2fan I saw multiple threads that there will be no issues using the GPU without the clip. So is it true???? And can the swap the clip with a...
  8. D

    Question Any worthwhile reason to "upgrade"my X470 motherboard(pcie 3.0) to a B550 Motherboard? (Pcie 4.0)

    So guys for the last few months I've been gradually upgrading my computer and peripherals Right now i have: LG 32 inches 180hz 1440p IPs monitor Carbide Spec-01 (2 arctic bionix f140 intake and 3 arctic bionix f120 outake fans) Coolermaster 850w 80plus gold - v2 modular Asus prime x470 pro (...
  9. Pessut

    Question Installing PCIe 4.0 NVMe on PCIe 3.0 x4 motherboard?!

    Hello everyone! My motherboard uses PCIe 3.0 x4. I'm thinking of getting an NVMe with a maximum read speed of 3500MB/s. Is there any difference between choosing a PCIE 4.0 NVMe that has 3500MB/s or PCIE 3.0 NVMe that ALSO has 3500MB/s. What would perform better?
  10. Zamfik267

    Question How to enable PCIe 4.0 on Asrock MTB?

    Hello I’ve searched for days without an answer.. my gpu is currently running on PCIe 3.0 x8.. i want it to run on PCIe 4.0 16x.. GPU is in the correct slot.. (top slot) my motherboard - asrock b550m pro4 My gpu - rx 6650 shappire pulse 8gb
  11. R

    Question RTX 3060 ti trying to force PCIe 4.0 on a 3.0-only mobo?

    Bought an MSI Ventus RTX 3060 ti OC 3x (upgrade from a GTX 1070 ti) and it worked for about a minute. I loaded Resident Evil 7 with ray tracing on high and after a minute or so of in-game action it force restarted my PC. Tried to figure out MSI Afterburner and RivaTuner to get GPU temps etc to...
  12. D

    [SOLVED] If my motherboard says it supports M.2 PCIe, does that include PCIe 4.0 ?

    Hi all, I've recently been looking for a M.2 SSD to buy to upgrade from my old hard drive storage solution. I found a SSD on Amazon that is in my price range and has good reviews. I checked my motherboard manual for compatibility and it says "The M.2 port supports either M.2 SATA 6GB/s module or...
  13. Maikurosofuto

    Question Main Slot Won't Boot as PCIe 4.0.

    After trying to narrow down the cause (https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/windows-10-stuck-on-loading-dots.3745394/#post-22615583) I've found how to reproduce it, simply setting in bios the first slot as auto or PCIe 4.0 will make my Windows unable to boot 99% of the time. It posts and when...
  14. M

    [SOLVED] Upgrading PCIe

    I learned from another thread I posted that PCIe4 is better than PCIe3 for performing statistical and mathematical analyses using big data. Currently everything I have is PCIe3 components. Due to compatibility issue, I need to upgrade all the main components (motherboard, SSD, CPU) to...
  15. P

    [SOLVED] ASUS TUF Gaming Z590-PLUS PCIe 4.0 M2 slots

    Is only one of the M2 slots on this motherboard compatible with PCIe 4.0 Hard Drives? In slot one I currently have a Samsung 960 EVO 250Gb SSD which I believe is PCIe 3.0 I also have a Samsung 870 QVO 2Tb SATA drive (not M2) Will PCIe M2 SSD's only work in slot 1? If I put a PCIe 4.0 M2...
  16. T

    [SOLVED] Do M2 Gen 4 SSDs run full out on the intel z590 platform?

    I am a getting ready to upgrade my motherboard, cpu, and ssd and I want to go with a fast Gen 4 nvme ssd. For price going intel 11600k with a z590 motherboard is the most reasonable. The ASRock Pro4 I am looking at advertises Gen 4 compatibility (and a PCIE 4 slot) However, on the Wikipedia...
  17. brahmsPC

    [SOLVED] PCIe 3.0 vs 4.0

    Hi, Im building a new PC. So here's what I'm planning Procie: i5-12400F Motherboard: Asus Prime B660M-K D4 GPU: Gigabyte gtx 1660 super RAM: 2x8gb ddr4 3600 Corsair Vengeance RGB RT PSU: Seasonic Core GM550 HDD: 1 TB seagate the question is, should i get Kingston Fury Renegade or Samsung...
  18. H

    [SOLVED] Samsung 980 pro SSD extremely slow when connected to m.2 with CPU lanes.

    I have two 980 pro SSDs 500gb and 1tb. Both of them are extremely slow when connected to top M.2 slot (which is connected via CPU 4x PCIe 4.0 lanes). Both work as expected with very good results when connected to chipset m.2 slot or through cheap amazon PCIe adapter card. And here's 970...
  19. X

    [SOLVED] Can ASRock 670M ITX with a PCIE 3.0 riser cable supports GTX 970?

    Hey everyone, New to the forum. Looking to upgrade my 10-year-old PC to a small factor build. I am looking at Lian-Li's new A4-H20 case which comes with a PCIE 3.0 riser cable, and a motherboard of ASRock's H670M ITX, which is the only Alder Lake DDR4 motherboard I can get from the market... My...
  20. S

    [SOLVED] PCI-E 4.0 CPU in 3.0 Motherboard

    System: -Asrock B450M-HDV R4.0 Motherboard -Ryzen 5 2600 CPU -2x8gb DDR4 -RX 560 2GB I am looking to upgrade my GPU with the new RX 6500 XT that released today, but I have seen that it does not perform well with PCIe 3.0 systems. I am looking to upgrade my CPU to one compatible with PCIe 4.0...
  21. fabioltf

    [SOLVED] gigabyte aorus b560m elite m2p

    Hello everyone, I am having an issue with my recent pc build. So I got these components: GIGABYTE AORUS B560M ELITE rev 1.0 Intel i5-11600KF Adata XPG Gammix S70 SSD 1TB M.2 NVMe (pcie 4) Cooler Master 650w V2 gold certificate EVGA GTX 1600 OC 3GB When I put the nvme in the m2p slot I get no...
  22. B

    [SOLVED] Samsung 980 Pro vs 970 Evo Plus on PCIe 3.0

    Hi, i have the 970 Evo Plus on a very powerful Pcie 3.0 system (RAM Corsair 32GB 4000mhz, I7 Extreme edition 7820X, Motherboard Asus Rampage VI Apex) I want to turn it faster, with this hardware the one thing i can replace to improve in terms of price/performance its the SSD because i can get...
  23. thecharismaticsid

    [SOLVED] WD SN850 Black speed issue, Trying to find if its a faulty drive or PCIe 3.0 issue.

    Hi Everyone, I bought the Western Digital WD Black™ SN850 1TB, PCIe Gen 4 SSD 7000MB/s R, 5300MB/s W, for Gaming & Content Creators, as an upgrade from my previous 128GB SATA SSD (m.2). My Laptop is Dell G7 7588 : M.2 Slot1x PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe M.2 slot (2280, M-key) I am not getting the...
  24. shaikyahiya

    [SOLVED] PCIE 3.0 CPU with PCIE 4.0 Motherboard and PCIE 4.0 GPU: Will there be any bottlenecking?

    Hi Team, I am planning to upgrade to Intel 10/11 Gen CPUs and I am confused between i5-11400 and i5-10400 models. The 10400 is considerably cheaper(almost 30%) in my city due to high demand for 11400 but the 11400 seems to be slightly more future-proof because of its support for PCIE 4.0 Is it...
  25. E

    [SOLVED] Was my recent SSD purchase actually worth it?

    Hi, I've been thinking of adding some higher capacity SSD for a bit but wasn't actually gonna pull the trigger before getting a new graphics card as well. Now I hadn't really read up on what to get yet but saw what looked like a decent deal last week and got the Samsung 980 Pro NVMe M.2 for 140€...
  26. Spineworld_23

    [SOLVED] Is it better to wait for new PC parts?

    I sold my PC for a laptop, which was a terrible decision, and now I am in the process of repurchasing PC parts, but I was wondering, with all of the new series of features that will be arriving, like DDR5 and Intel's Alder Lake, I was wondering if it is better to spend much less on PC parts now...
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    If I install my old Samsung 960 EVO M.2 SSD into the PCIe 4.0 compatible M.2 slot, will it work? I know the 960 EVO is not PCIe 4.0, but will it work in the PCIe 4.0 slot? Or should I install it in the M.2_2 slot? I am using the Intel i5-11400 cpu, so that cpu is compatible with PCIe 4.0 M.2...
  28. S

    [SOLVED] Laptop PCI-E version question

    Hello everybody, sorry this might be a dumb question but when doing some research it seems like my Ryzen 5900hx processor in my laptop only supports PCI-E 3.0 officially on AMD's website. However, when I go into CPU-Z and go to the mainboard tab it states that it is actually running a PCI-E 4.0...
  29. A

    [SOLVED] Samsung 980 Pro - Drive Health and TBW info. "N/A" - Samsung Magician

    Just installed a Samsung 980 Pro drive and installed the latest version of Samsung Magician (software and firmware are up to date). However, the drive health part of the tool doesn't specify the drive condition or TBW, its just blank and comes up with "N/A". It does recognize my drive correctly...
  30. P

    [SOLVED] M.2 NVMe SSD - any expediency for office tasks and gaming?

    Hi guys, I've heard that SSD speed boost through the NVMe protocol mainly applies to sequential data reads/writes (e.g. 4K editing) rather than to random reads/writes (e.g. gaming, office apps). In other words the article claimed that for random reads/writes NVMe is not much faster than SATA...
  31. s0n45

    [SOLVED] 1 long beep and 3 short beeps with new rtx3060

    Hi, I installed a new RTX 3060 ti from KFA2 and got 1 long beep and then 3 short beeps. Since it is working flawlessly afaik, i guess it has something to do with PCIe 4 but want to have another view on that. MB: ASUS Maximus VIII Ranger CPU: i5-7700k I tried taking it out and putting it back in...
  32. DANI3L

    [SOLVED] Looking for 4TB M.2 for my Laptop

    So I recently bought this laptop: ZenBook 14 UM433 (4000 series Ryzen)|For Home|Laptops |ASUS Global I really love this laptop and I'm looking to upgrade the NVME (since its a 14 inch laptop there's no space for another HDD) So I'm looking to upgrade to a 4TB M.2 NVME. First I want to ask...
  33. Ihaveaquestion32

    [SOLVED] Is Pcie 4 worth it

    About 6 months ago I built myself a new computer with a 5700xt and a b550 motherboard. At the time I didn't want to spend much money on storage until I needed it. So as of now, I have a 1TB HDD and a 256GB SATA SSD. I am planning on upgrading my SSD to an NVME drive, and I'm wondering should I...
  34. saifraja

    [SOLVED] Help me find a B550 Motherboard with required ports.

    I am trying to build a R5 3600 PC , I do not wish to spend for the things i have no use for hence i need a motherboard with at least following requirements : Rear Panel : - 1 HDMI port 1 Display port 2 x USB 3 GEN 2 Type A 1 x USB 3 GEN 2 Type C 2.5 GHz Ethernet...
  35. Rocky6

    [SOLVED] Gtx 1050ti pcie 4.0??

    will my 1050ti will be compatible with PCIE 4.0 ??
  36. NoLongerHuman

    [SOLVED] What is the best cpu for the new RTX 3080/3090

    As the title says what would be the best graphics card. Intel doesn’t yet support pcie 4.0 so would an Intel chip become a bottleneck? What about AMD which does support it? Will it make a noticeable difference?
  37. visionscaper

    [SOLVED] Are there any dual socket AMD EPYC Rome motherboards planned with 12 16x PCIe slots?

    I'm considering to build a new multi-GPU system to train deep learning models. I'm hoping to be able to use the rumoured Nvidia RTX 3090 GPUs, hence want to chose a motherboard and CPU that also supports PCIe 4.0. In this context, for a system with 6 GPUs, I could use an AMD EPYC Rome CPU and...
  38. HotTowels

    Question Aorus B550 m.2 SSD Issue

    I'm doing a new PC build, and I went with two m.2 SSDs. Both 1TB, one is PCIe gen4 and the other is PCIe gen 3. When the gen 4 ssd is in the gen 4 slot, and gen 3 ssd is in the gen 3 slot, the motherboard doesn't seem to recognize both. However, if I switch the two, they both show up in the...
  39. S

    [SOLVED] Will rtx 30 series need PCIE 4.0

    I just bought a b450 motherboard since I didn't really want to pay more for a b550 or x570 board. I am wondering if the next RTX series will need PCIE 4.0. From my research it looks like it probably won't and also I would only get something like an rtx 3070 or 3060 super.
  40. S

    [SOLVED] Ryzen vs Comet Lake for PCIe 4.0

    After watching Sony and Epic's PS5 Unreal 5 Tech Demo, me gots some questions. (this is the demo I am referencing https://www.tomshardware.com/news/playastation-5-demo-unreal-engine-5) My poor ol rig has been chugging along gracefully with its i7 3770K, 770 2GB, 8 GB DDR3 and 1 TB HDD, but...