Multiple Intel Z490 motherboards from manufacturer Gigabyte have been spotted with PCIe 4.0 compatibility—just when you thought the long and winding tale of PCIe 4.0 support had been put to bed for this generation.

Let’s start with what we know. There appears to be little reason to believe Intel’s Comet Lake processors—reportedly to be announced a week tomorrow—will feature support for PCIe 4.0: the latest interconnect standard that effectively doubles the bandwidth available with PCIe 3.0. Although the distinction between PCIe 4.0 capable chipsets, CPUs, and motherboards could be about to get very confusing.

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