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Old 05-01-11, 01:52 PM   #52
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Default Re: Intel X79 Chipset

Originally Posted by slaWter View Post
Read the text as well
Intel supports PCIe lanes from CPU for a while with the mainstream CPUs. That will finally cary over to the workstation world as well. So there are PCIe 3.0 lanes from the CPU for the expansion slots but also as a dedicated connection to the chipset. The chipset then also provides more lanes.

NF200 doesn't add lanes, it's more like a PCIe switch. It works but it also adds latency.

I see, but that only applies to the storage then or devices using narrower busses.....I'd be interested if the CPU talked to the video cards directly, meaning all 32 lanes, wich ivy bridge will have that feature built into the CPU core...

True, the NF200 is a switch ,and it's also used as the switch inside the GTX590 cards between both GPU's, but hey, it works and that's what matters in the end...
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