Question Do M2 Gen 4 SSDs run full out on the intel z590 platform?

TStevens

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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 page for the z590 chipset it claims it is only good for PCI E 3.0 and according that that listing only the z690 chipset has 4?

Anyone know if these claims are for real? Can a z590 MB actually run a Gen 4 SSD at full speed (I don't care as much about the graphics card slot).

Thanks!
 
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jacob249358

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Yes it will support pcie 4.0 ssd at full speed. Unless you are in a bit of an obscure country though the 12400 is cheaper and offers much better performance and with a b660 will support a gen 4 SSD.
 
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 11699k 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 page for the z590 chipset it claims it is only good for PCI E 3.0 and according that that listing only the z690 chipset has 4?

Anyone know if these claims are for real? Can a z590 MB actually run a Gen 4 SSD at full speed (I don't care as much about the graphics card slot).

Thanks!
What is 11699k?

With an 11th gen cpu m.2-1 supports pcie4.
 

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some motherboards have that 1st M.2 slot supported by the CPU to run at PCIe 4.0 x 4 speeds, but the 2nd M.2 SSD slot will only be at PCIe 3.0 x 4. That 2nd M.2 SSD slot will not be supported by the CPU but rather by the motherboard chipset
 

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