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USB3 and SATA III implementation

Hi,

Is it true that all current mobos implementing USB3 and SATA III have to borrow lanes from PCI-E, therefore hurting SLI/Xfire set-ups?
If not, is this the case in P6X58D Premium?
Thanks,

Galta
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  1. X58 MOBO they do NOT borrow; the P6X58D Premium does not.

    http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/chipsets/x58/x58-overview.htm
  2. jaquith said:
    X58 MOBO they do NOT borrow; the P6X58D Premium does not.

    http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/chipsets/x58/x58-overview.htm


    Jaquith,

    Thanks.
    Just wondering: I was reading a review of this mobo at benchmarkreviews.com, and they said it DOES borrows from PCI-E lanes.
    Later on, someone said that X58 has 36 PCI-E, 32 of them being reserved for graphics. Theoretically, the remaining 4 lanes would be enough for USB3 and SATA III, but someone said those remaining 4 lanes are reserved for ICH10R.
    To make sure I got your point: somehow USB3/SATAIII controller share the lanes with ICH10R, right?
    Thanks again,

    Galta
  3. AMD's 890FX chipset does not have that problem.


    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-phenom-ii-x6-1090t-890fx,2613-4.html

    890FX

    Starting from the top of the stack, the 890FX succeeds the 790FX as AMD’s discrete graphics-only flagship. The northbridge component sports 42 total PCI Express 2.0 lanes, 32 of which can be used for graphics (2 x 16 lanes or 4 x 8 lanes), four of which are ganged into a 4-lane link, and six of which attach to x1 devices like USB 3.0 and gigabit Ethernet controllers.


    MRFS
  4. MRFS said:
    AMD's 890FX chipset does not have that problem.


    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-phenom-ii-x6-1090t-890fx,2613-4.html

    890FX

    Starting from the top of the stack, the 890FX succeeds the 790FX as AMD’s discrete graphics-only flagship. The northbridge component sports 42 total PCI Express 2.0 lanes, 32 of which can be used for graphics (2 x 16 lanes or 4 x 8 lanes), four of which are ganged into a 4-lane link, and six of which attach to x1 devices like USB 3.0 and gigabit Ethernet controllers.


    MRFS

    MRFS,

    Thank. So if I am decided to go Intel, I am forced to trade-off?
    Anyonelse?

    Galta
  5. Best answer
    ^ The PCIe 2 runs directly off the X58 IOH, but the the Marvell 9128 & NEC
    D720200F1 runs separately off the X58 IOH and they DO share bandwidth.

  6. Best answer selected by galta.
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