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Maximus VIII Extreme - x4 PCIE slot

LucikMucik
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Hello, I'm planning to buy PCIE SSD but I have case, where is motherboard installed horizontaly and not verticaly, so I see my graphic card waterblock.

VIII Extreme has got some PCIE x16 controller:

https://i.gyazo.com/dcfd23461eb0b0fdc4fc6659fed75adb.png

My question:
Can I use different PCIE slot (different than first) on full speed x16 when I switch this controller and still use PCIE SSD with x4 ? == SSD closer to CPU and graphic card under it.


Thank you.
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So why there is that controller?

LucikMucik wrote:
So why there is that controller?


It's for SLI (2 graphics card) No matter what, the PCIE slot 1 is 16X (if 1 graphics card installed....if 2 it's 8X
Read the manual and learn how to configure.

LucikMucik wrote:
So why there is that controller?


You won't notice the difference between x8 and x16 in daily usage anyways. So if aesthetics is that important to you, install your GPU in the PCIe x8 slot.