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Graphics card and 2 M.2 Drives- How to set them up on Hero Board?

Les_Garten
Level 9
I have a Maximus Hero, Graphics Card and 2 M.2 PCIEx 4.0 drives

Is there anyway to install these where they all are on the CPU PCIEx Lanes? It looks like whether I use the Hyper M.2 card or the M.2_2 or M.2_3 slots that my second M.2 will be on the PCH Chipset lanes?
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Nate152 wrote:
With only one PCIEx16 slot occupied such as your 3090, it will run at x16.

Performance has always been negligible from x8 to x16, but the goal here for me would be to keep your 3090 at x16 to get all I could from it.

It's all in how you want to do it.


I was trying to figure out if the PCIEx slots were all going to the CPU or the PCH chipset. Or some were direct to the CPU or direct to the Chipset. The are three PCIx slots and I'm not sure how they connect, CPU or Chipset.

Nate152
Moderator
This is for the ROG Maximus Z690 Hero

Intel 12th Gen Processors: 2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 slots (support x16 or x8/x8 modes)
Intel Z690 Chipset: 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 slot (Support x4, x4/x4 modes)

According to that, the first two PCIe x16 slots are tied to the cpu with the third PCIe slot being tied to the chipset.

Nate152 wrote:
This is for the ROG Maximus Z690 Hero

Intel 12th Gen Processors: 2 x PCIe 5.0 x16 slots (support x16 or x8/x8 modes)
Intel Z690 Chipset: 1 x PCIe 4.0 x16 slot (Support x4, x4/x4 modes)

According to that, the first two PCIe x16 slots are tied to the cpu with the third PCIe slot being tied to the chipset.


Thanx!