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GA-990FX-Gaming and M.2 Speeds (or not)

GA-990FX-Gaming and M.2 Speeds (or not)
« on: December 21, 2018, 02:18:33 am »
Hi everyone,
I've just put an EVO 960 250GB Nvme into my GA 990 FX Gaming. Having taken note of Gigabytes claim to "upto" 20Gb
transfer speed ( Of course I believe them!), I was very dissapointed to find 1660Mbs read and 1000mbs write on
crystal diskmark. This being about half of reasonable expectations.
So my questions are:
1/. Why so slow? Any suggestions ? Please!
2/. Can I expect an increase/decrease in R/W speed if I use an adapter card to plug the Nvme drive into a Pcie x8 slot
     given that the M.2 slot seems to be Pcie x4 ?
Info: Running Win 10 Pro (1803) all drivers etc up to date.
GA990-FX Gaming
FX 8350
OCZ REAPER 8gB
Samsung 960 EVO 250
GTX1050
WIN 10 Pro
and sometimes it even starts!

AgentFXA

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Re: GA-990FX-Gaming and M.2 Speeds (or not)
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2019, 09:45:21 am »
You can get a Ryzen 2700x and M.2 speed will climb to 3500MB/1500MB on a 970 Evo 256

You can't have full speed coz you share PCIE lanes hence the speed drop

 

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geekyadz

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Re: GA-990FX-Gaming and M.2 Speeds (or not)
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2019, 04:26:42 pm »
You can get a Ryzen 2700x and M.2 speed will climb to 3500MB/1500MB on a 970 Evo 256

You can't have full speed coz you share PCIE lanes hence the speed drop
Actually no they can't. That board is am3+ not am4.

The board also didn't say whether it supports NVMe mode or not so I imagine it doesn't and that's what making the speeds slower.

It also doesn't say anything about m.2 slots sharing bandwidth with anything.

Link to board: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-990FX-Gaming-rev-10#sp
Nothing to see here, move along....