Gigabyte has this week introduced additions to its range of hardware with the unveiling of the new Gigabyte CMT403x Series M.2 PCIe Riser Cards, designed to convert a PCI-Express gen 3.0 slot to M.2-22110 slots with PCI-Express 3.0 x4 wiring. To be able to take advantage of the new PCIe Riser Cards your PC motherboard will need to support PCI-Express lane segmentation, as the cards have no switching logic of their own.
Two new versions have been unveiled this week in the form of the CMT4034 and CMT4032 M.2 PCIe riser cards both of which are built in the half-height (low-profile) add-on card form-factor. Although the arrangement of the M.2 slots differ slightly on each card. The Tech Power Up website explains more.
“The CMT4034 has four M.2-22110 slots and takes in PCI-Express 3.0 x16, while the CMT4032 only has two M.2 slots, plugging into PCI-Express 3.0 x8. While the CMT4032 features a single PCB with two M.2 slots on the obverse side of the PCB, the CMT4034 is designed with two PCBs such that a smaller PCB features the x16 host interface, while a larger second PCB is elevated from the main PCB, and has two M.2 slots on each of its side.”
Unfortunately, no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet by Gigabyte for the new CMT403x Series M.2 PCIe Riser Cards, but as soon as information comes to light, we will keep you updated as always.