- Jan 4, 2020
Is there a list of motherboards that support bifurcation? Specifically X570 or alternative AM4 chipset motherboards? I've looked through a few motherboard manuals and don't see this option specifically listed. I have a challenging wireless environment in my house, and no easy way to run ethernet to my gaming room, which has lead me to use an ASUS PCI-E 4 antenna wireless card in order to get the throughput I need to my gaming rig. I'm looking to downsize to a more portable ITX rig and realizing the only way I can get both a dedicated video card and a long range/high performance wireless adapter like this is if I use PCI-E bifurcation to split the PCI-E slot into two x8 ports. Does anyone see any issues with doing this? Having a single GPU + wireless card? I'm looking at the Sliger SM560 case specifically, which can be ordered with a bifurcation cable and supports 3 PCI slots. They also warn this is for "advanced users" - are there more steps involved other than turning this feature on in BIOS, installing drivers for each card, and it just working?