I don’t have the coin to step up to X299 and Threadripper won’t work for me due to the NUMA hilarity involved. As a result, I am looking at Z390, but I have some weird PCIe requirements.
Basically, I need to run x8/x8/x4 (or x16/x0/x4). It’s fine (even preferred) if the bottom slot goes through the chipset. That said, from what I can gather Gigabyte is the only manufacturer that sets up their lanes this way. More commonly, I see x8/x4/x4 where all the lanes go to/from the CPU.
Can anyone recommend a board with such a PCIe setup? I’m not necessarily looking to overclock, but I do want stable VRMs that can support a 9900K without any issues.
Also I do not want a board with a PLX switch due to the additional cost/complexity.
Thanks in advance!