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Q. visitor asked, Hi Chris, How many PCI Express lanes should I have to gain full benefit from the Samsung 950 Pro.

Chris C.
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Hi Chris, How many PCI Express lanes should I have to gain full benefit from the Samsung 950 Pro.
I've been reading that it's better to have a a newer Intel board that uses the 6XXX CPU's to gain the extra PCI Express lanes.
I am running a i7-4790K with a GTX 980TI, currently.
Chris C.
what motherboard do you have?
Asus VII Hero
Chris C.
ok
looking into it a bit
i see a lot of people saying that to get the best performance you want a newer board and cpu
That's what I was thinking but I wanted to verify. It's a huge investment to do that and I'm not sure what performance I would gain or notice. I am running 3 Samsung 840 Pro's currently. 1 as OS and 2 in RAID as Storage/Games
To move up to a newer board and CPU I'd also need to get new DDR4 RAM
Chris C.
right
and as you said thats a big investment
Awesome. I think I'll wait for now. Thanks for the help!
Chris C.
you're welcome :-)
Chris C.
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