I checked the manual of the Gigabyte Aorus Master x570. Bifurcation is supported on the first x16 slot. That’s pretty useless, as you can’t use a GFX card anymore if you’d go 4x4. But if you go 2x4 you’d have to move the graphics card down to the third slot, which would block the rest of the PCIe slots, or possibly even result in cooling issues as a large cooler would move really close to the bottom of the board/case.
So, did anyone try if bifurcation works on the third slot (the second x16) so you can add two more NVME there?
Any other boards that have 3x NVME onboard, and do have this bifurcation feature there?
AMD really makes life difficult, slamming the door of Threadripper on consumers with their product lineup/pricing. Would it really have hurt so much to keep x399 compatibility? Or at least release a $800 3955X 16core? I sure am not going to spend more money on x399, even if they ‘advise’ you get that platform for more PCIe lanes - they can try and shove their old stock on someone else.