Originally Posted by antuk15
I hate how Intel is blocking and reducing functionality on lesser priced parts.
If they keep this up I can see people moving to AMD so they can have parts that aren't purposely gimped.
Also makes me laugh how they still can't offer native x16 on atleast 2 lanes.
Do you expect Intel to release equally functional parts for less than higher priced parts? You pay less, you often get less. AMD does the same, as the 890GX and 870 chipsets offer fewer features than the 890FX (but are cheaper).
And Intel offers at least dual PCIe 2.0 x16 slots on their x58 chipsets (I bet on their x79 chipsets too). Also, if these p77 chipsets really have PCIe3.0 slots, and PCIe3.0 doubles bandwidth, then two PCI3.0 8x slots should be similar to two PCIe2.0 x16 slots.