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PCI-E WiFi-Card in x16 slot

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So basically i want to use a B450M Mortar Max (MSI), a 1660ti and a PCI-E Wifi-Card (yes i know i should use ethernet).

The 1660ti will block all PCI-E x1 slots, so the Wifi-Card will have to go into the secondary x16 slot.

Will this mess with my GPU regarding lane allocation or am i good to go ?

 

Wifi-Card in question https://www.amazon.de/TP-Link-T4E-Netzwerk-Beamforming-802-11ac/dp/B07MDH8HV4/ref=sr_1_3?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&keywords=wifi+pcie&qid=1579451918&sr=8-3

 

Thanks in advance.

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On that board, the second full-size PCIe slot shares PCIe lanes with the M2_2 slot. So you wouldn't be able to use that second M.2 slot, but the PCIe lanes for the GPU would be unaffected.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Sakkura said:

On that board, the second full-size PCIe slot shares PCIe lanes with the M2_2 slot. So you wouldn't be able to use that second M.2 slot, but the PCIe lanes for the GPU would be unaffected.

So i would be able to use a m.2 nvme ssd in the primary slot and be all good ?

Edit : i assume the "turbo" m.2 slot is the primary slot.

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1 minute ago, JFE said:

So i would be able to use a m.2 nvme ssd in the primary slot and be all good ?

Yep. That M.2 slot gets its lanes directly from the CPU, while the other one gets them from the chipset.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Sakkura said:

Yep. That M.2 slot gets its lanes directly from the CPU, while the other one gets them from the chipset.

Amazing, thank you.

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