I was looking at my specs, I have mobos that have 16x pcie same with a video cards .
4770k Expansion Options
PCI Express Revision 3.0
PCI Express Configurations ‡ Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8/2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes 16
Intel® Xeon® Processor X5450
(12M Cache, 3.00 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
This processor has pci express 4x4
When I was looking at xeon processors and some other old ones it does not have specs for the Expansion Options how do I know the cpu can do the full 16x speeds and would the X5450 just run 4x speed even if it was on a 16x mobo and how can I see those specs if not listed for I can tell if the process can do 4x or 8x or 16x at 1.0 or 2.0 or 3.0 revision.
More about :intel expansion options pci express cpu gpu
First XEONs are not designed for desktops they are made for servers. Second that is a really old chip so I do not believe it supported PCIe 3.0. It does support 16 lane PCIe though no SLI. It uses the 5000 Chipset...