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    ROG Enthusiast Array THX1139 PC Specs
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    What is the maximum PCIE lanes I can have?

    My Intel 6700 CPU has only 16 PCIE lanes which I heard is the limit for all Skylake CPUs. My question is, is my motherboard/CPU socket compatible with a CPU with a greater number of PCIE lanes or would I need to get a new motherboard for more PCIE lanes? Thanks!

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    Hi THX1139

    The z170 chipset supplies 4 lanes for a total of 20 pcie lanes, z270/z370 supplies 8 lanes for a total of 24 pcie lanes.

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    ROG Enthusiast Array THX1139 PC Specs
    THX1139 PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS Z170 Pro Gaming
    ProcessorIntel i7 6700 (6th gen), Stock HSF, Undervolt Offset -0.15 V, LLC 4
    Memory (part number)Corsair LPX Vengeance 2x8GB DDR4-3000 (CMK16GX4M2B3000C15)
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    MonitorLG 21.5" W2246S-BF 16:9 Wide LCD Monitor 1920x1080 5ms
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate152 View Post
    Hi THX1139

    The z170 chipset supplies 4 lanes for a total of 20 pcie lanes, z270/z370 supplies 8 lanes for a total of 24 pcie lanes.
    Thanks. If I have to upgrade my motherboard, I will probably switch to AMD and get a Threadripper for 60 PCIE lanes. I'll have to keep putting it off for now.

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