Question Gigabyte Z370M D3H ssd help..

Mahbub1

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so my mbo has two pci express slots one is pcie x16 and one is pcie x4, i have a gtx 1080 in x16 slot and wifi card in x4 slot, and my i5 8600k has 16 lanes. so right now gtx1080 is using 12 lanes and wifi card is using 4 lanes. i am looking to buy a m.2 ssd.. mobo has-



"1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2A_32G)

1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2Q_32G)"



what do those mean? so if i get a pcie m.2 ssd and put it in those slots, will the pcie ssd eat up cpu lanes and lessen the lanes going to gpu? in short, does pcie m.2 ssd eat up cpu lanes in my case? also whats nvme m.2? does that eat up pcie lanes from cpu? does my mobo have nvme ssd support? lastly does a sata3 m.2 eat up pcie lanes?
 

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