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NVMe upgrade quandary

Not quite, I believe that if it's an M.2 SSD (thin-looking), then it'll use your motherboard (Chipset's) PCIe lanes, whereas, your CPU PCIe lanes will be used for GPU. The blue encirclement on this image shows where the M.2 would be slotted https://gyazo.com/13f0fd70b6664223035da76bed31279a , although you may already know this, I like to be thorough with answers :) Ignore the orange encirclement 

 

Short answer: It'll be fine :) Your GPU won't be affected by the installation of an M.2 PCIe Gen3 SSD 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi there,

This may sounds stupid, but i wanted to make sure i understand everything correctly. I wanted to upgrade my pc with an nvme ssd since I'm running out of space and they're cheaper than ever. I have an i5-6600k on a GA Z170 D3H motherboard. Because this cpu has 16 pcie lanes support and since i have a gpu in the 16x slot i should get a new cpu and mobo, because pcie nvme gen3 x4 takes 4 lanes right? And if i didnt my gpu would be bottlenecked or would my drive operate at lower speeds?

Thanks in advance for clarifying,

NFSU 

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Not quite, I believe that if it's an M.2 SSD (thin-looking), then it'll use your motherboard (Chipset's) PCIe lanes, whereas, your CPU PCIe lanes will be used for GPU. The blue encirclement on this image shows where the M.2 would be slotted https://gyazo.com/13f0fd70b6664223035da76bed31279a , although you may already know this, I like to be thorough with answers :) Ignore the orange encirclement 

 

Short answer: It'll be fine :) Your GPU won't be affected by the installation of an M.2 PCIe Gen3 SSD 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
29 minutes ago, vK 3 1 RON said:

Not quite, I believe that if it's an M.2 SSD (thin-looking), then it'll use your motherboard (Chipset's) PCIe lanes, whereas, your CPU PCIe lanes will be used for GPU. The blue encirclement on this image shows where the M.2 would be slotted https://gyazo.com/13f0fd70b6664223035da76bed31279a , although you may already know this, I like to be thorough with answers :) Ignore the orange encirclement 

 

Short answer: It'll be fine :) Your GPU won't be affected by the installation of an M.2 PCIe Gen3 SSD 

Thats all i needed to know, thanks!

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