dawman wrote:After my Z170/Z270 ASIO Driver issues I settled for Z97.
I talked to my hardware expert guy when I recognized there´s Intel i9, x299 and z370 now.
I had to explain XITE-1 DSP farm and SCOPE 5.1 show issues since z170 was introduced and z97 is the last working w/ full bandwidth on PCIe bus.
His answer was there were several changes in adress reservations for M.2 being introduced w/ z170 / x99 / z270 / x299 and he expects nothing will be better w/ z370 for SCOPE and XITE-1 PCIe card data thruput until S|C comes w/ a solution.
I think it makes sense ´cause I remember z97 handled only 1 M.2, some z170 mobos handled only 1 M.2 too but some other already handled 2, while all z270 mobos handled 2 of these always.
More M.2 is the only very obvious hardware change in z170 and z270 mobos.
Different proc-socket types 1150 vs 1151 etc. might playsome role too, but not sure.
At least, an ASIO driver update alone won´t fix these issues at all.
Im waiting for AMD Quads w/ Vega iGPU in 2018.
Would love to see Ryzen chipsets with Scope DSP.
Help us out and build one......
Ryzen chipsets might not be better.
I guess AMD want´s to adress many M.2 slots as well and there aren´t so many different ways eventually.
It might be some ressource sharing issue between M.2 and PCIe slots and AFAIK now, it makes no difference if there is any M.2 media inserted into a slot or not as also I´m to aware of disabeling M.2 slots completely.
Can be mobo design/architecture plays a role too and there might be some where the issue is less obvious tham w/ others.