The first PCIe slot (closest to the CPU socket) is often connected directly to the CPU which has it's own PCIe controller and a certain amount of lanes,What does lanes mean when choosing CPU or GPU for motherboard?
Thank you. Basically with B660 I can only have one GPU and one SSD M.2 device plugged, is that right?It becomes relevant if you want to add another GPU and/or any other high-bandwidth PCIe device.
For example, if the chipset has a low number of lanes, you may not be able to use an M.2 slot and a certain PCIe slot at the same time
Far from that. One GPU and one M.2 are fed directly form CPU lanes. That's before we use a single motherboard lane. B660 should be able to easily run two additional M.2 drives (though that depends how manufacturers decide to split mobo lanes).Thank you. Basically with B660 I can only have one GPU and one SSD M.2 device plugged, is that right?
Now that the entire line of Alder Lake processors has been released, I'm even more confused.There's a mismatch between the article and the info on ark.intel.com
The article states that the H610 chipset has 8 PCIe 3.0 lanes
According to ark.intel.com, it has 12 lanes: