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    ASUS Z490 Motherboards Severely Lack Behind In PCIe 4.0 Support Compared To Competito

    I have read today that Asus Z490 boards Severely lack behind In PCI 4.0 ?

    I have the Asus Maximus Formula XII and I am getting the feeling that this was a bad purchase.
    Is this something I should be concerned about If you are planning on getting one of the upcoming Nvidia cards Ampere 30 Series that will likely be using gen 4 ?


    https://wccftech.com/z490-motherboar...rock-gigabyte/

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    https://www.techpowerup.com/review/p...on-rx-5700-xt/

    PCIe 4.0 won't matter for another few generations unless you're in an enterprise or academic research application. It definitely won't matter for consumer gaming GPU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morello1n View Post
    https://www.techpowerup.com/review/p...on-rx-5700-xt/

    PCIe 4.0 won't matter for another few generations unless you're in an enterprise or academic research application. It definitely won't matter for consumer gaming GPU.
    +1, and same goes for storage if you don't do content creation or other data-intensive work, there won't be much benefit, though down the road there may be some scenarios that can take advantage of the full 5GB/s speed.

    Currently for gaming the Samsung 970 Pro SSD is the fastest game launch drive. This makes it clear that there isn't much of an advantage to getting a Gen 4 SSD if you already have a fast Gen 3 SSD.

    Personally I'm fine with the fact Asus did not add 4.0 support to Z490 motherboards, as I prefer not to pay $800 dollars for a motherboard, give me 3.0 and charge $499.99 and I'm good to go.
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    Nice positive way at looking at it just bugs me a bit that's all.

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    Intel decided the PCIe 4.0 standard was not enough of a performance boost to make it worth while. Since the Z490s are Intel boards, they do not have PCIe 4.0.

    If you have a Ryzen processor with an AMD motherboard, I will assume it does PCIe 4.0..

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    MSI & Gigabyte I added the PCIe 4.0 on some mobos, but its no guarantee the Intel 11th Gen will have it. All a gamble at this point.

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