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10 GBit/s NIC, will CPU / GPU / Storage suffer?

15 minutes ago, TomSerious said:

At the intel chipset spec site the max number of PCIe lanes is 24, so could it be a x8 link too? 

nope DMI 3.0 (x4 from CPU to PCH)

 

so it takes the x4 and allows it to be used by up to 24 lanes

 

bearing in mind that most devices don't saturate their lanes

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello!

 

I want to upgrade to 10GBit at home (well, the connection from Gaming Rig to NAS).

The question now is, would I loose any performance on my Gaming Rig by doing so?

 

I have:

1x i7-8700K

2 x 1080Ti

2 x Samsung 960 Pro 1TB, in RAID0

 

I want to add one 10G NIC (ROG AREION 10G ?)

 

I kinda know that there is an "excess" of PCIe Lanes on the Z370 Chipset for the drives and other stuff.

 

But will those be enough? Or will I loose any performance?

 

Thanks in advance!

 


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it will use the PCH lanes as only the 2x8 for your 1080ti's will come off the CPU, but you should be fine

 

you will be sharing the lanes that come from the CPU to the PCH (IIRC its a x4)

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what motherboards do you have. if they can take a thunderbolt add-in card you will get much faster speeds from it. aslong as both boards support it, i have it on my gaming rig to my server but had lots of trouble setting it up to start with. once i got it working worked well however.

 

if you want to go 10g you will also need a switch or router that can handle 10g 

it wont be cheap if money is a concern and your motherboard s support it check thunderbolt out.

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13 minutes ago, wojtepanik said:

those ssd are on sata or NVMe?

They are NVMe (M.2)

 

14 minutes ago, joshfrog said:

what motherboards do you have. if they can take a thunderbolt add-in card you will get much faster speeds from it. aslong as both boards support it, i have it on my gaming rig to my server but had lots of trouble setting it up to start with. once i got it working worked well however.

 

if you want to go 10g you will also need a switch or router that can handle 10g 

it wont be cheap if money is a concern and your motherboard s support it check thunderbolt out.

I have a "Asus ROG Maximus X Hero", but wouldn't thunderbolt use PCIe lanes too?

Money is no concern, I would rather to it with ethernet, but thanks!

 

23 minutes ago, BubblyCharizard said:

it will use the PCH lanes as only the 2x8 for your 1080ti's will come off the CPU, but you should be fine

 

you will be sharing the lanes that come from the CPU to the PCH (IIRC its a x4)

Thank you! 

At the intel chipset spec site the max number of PCIe lanes is 24, so could it be a x8 link too? 


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yeah thunderbolt uses the same amount as 10g card. pcie 3 x4 

fe 10g would be good thunderbolt can just handle upto 40gigapit per second.

the only way 10g wont use pcie lanes is if its on the board but even then it uses pcie lanes just in a different way then an add-in card

 

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15 minutes ago, TomSerious said:

At the intel chipset spec site the max number of PCIe lanes is 24, so could it be a x8 link too? 

nope DMI 3.0 (x4 from CPU to PCH)

 

so it takes the x4 and allows it to be used by up to 24 lanes

 

bearing in mind that most devices don't saturate their lanes

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