Gigabyte's Beefy X299-WU8 Motherboard Boasts up to 7 PCIe Lanes


Jun 3, 2015
"Gigabyte's Beefy X299-WU8 Motherboard Boasts up to 7 PCIe Lanes"

Hmmm Nathaniel, "7 PCIe Lanes", i think it's not right.... ;)


May 16, 2014
All other title concerns aside, mine is with the current one (on the article's URL not the forum's URL):
"Gigabyte's Beefy X299-WU8 Motherboard Boasts up to 7 PCIe x16 Slots"

Then the article says:
[quotemsg=21447031,0,1]"The first uses four x16 slots, while the second uses one x16 slot and six x8 slots."[/quotemsg]
Which is at its best, four PCIe x16 lanes, not seven. At its worst than, only one. With six PCIe at x8.

Running all slots at x16 as the title suggests would require at least 112 lanes. On the X299-WU8 motherboard's page showing its, "Key Features", Gigabyte says it supports 64. Also, on the X299-WU8 motherboard's, "Specification", page Gigabyte tells us Core X only supports 44 lanes at the most. Which puts us at a maximum of two active x16 slots for this platform. Providing merely 12 lanes for all the other slots. Which makes having the other four x16 size slots perfectly useless, from a strictly FPS gaming perspective. Considering the Core X is going to be short by at least 20 lanes just to support the motherboard alone.

In retrospect one could say, "Gigabyte's Beefy X299-WU8 Motherboard Boasts it has 7 PCIe x16 Size Slots" Because, neither the title or the article said whether they are talking about slot size or the number of active lanes in the slot.