View Single Post
  #4 (permalink)  
Old September 18, 2015, 12:18 PM
Vittra Vittra is offline
Hall Of Fame
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,056

My System Specs


Something has been nagging me about these ATX boards with dual 4x PCI-E 3.0 M.2 connectors.

As DMI 3.0 only has 40Gb/s bandwidth between the pch and cpu, and two powerful U.2/M.2 drives can theoretically take up 32GB/s bandwidth each (4x PCI-E 3.0), how is bandwidth priority determined? Will it throttle the drives to ensure ethernet/usb/etc connectivity is not adversely affected?

I suppose the only realistic usage scenario where this could happen is when Raid 0 thrown into the mix. Not something I personally care to do, but still curious what the outcome would be.

Reply With Quote