The extent to which different motherboard models support PCI-E 4.0 will vary, as it will be cheaper to include slots running the 3.0 interface. The X570 Aorus Master, however, takes no such short cuts: with a 3rd-gen Ryzen CPU installed, all of its three PCI-E x16 slots, all of its three M.2 slots and its single PCI-E x1 slot are capable of 4.0 speeds.
COMING IN THREES It would be hard to expect anything less when the X570 Aorus Master is more than twice as expensive as the most affordable X570 motherboards, like the Asus Prime X570-P and the MSI X570-A Pro. These only have some of their slots equipped with PCI-E 4.0, however, so Gigabyte’s model is clearly lining itself up as an option for enthusiasts looking to stuff their systems with the latest hardware.
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