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Correct and incorrect,Back then intel had only 16 lanes on the CPU while AMD offered 4 more direct lanes for the NVME drive. Intel only recently added 4 more lanes for their consumer CPUs so you were forced to use the chipset lanes for the I/O.
And it seems that only the GPU will get PCIe 5.0, the extra 4 lanes will be PCIe 4.0 like on AMD. This means that NVME drives will still be made only for PCIe 4.0.
I/O is the only place I see an use for PCIe 5.0 for the next few years (until 2025 maybe) and Intel is not directly making use of it there (maybe only in niche NVME cards for PCIe slots, but it isn't really for regular consumers)
Prosumer get the tech first then it filters to regular consumer levels.
Either way throwing 2x **60 or even **50 class cards in a multi gpu config is for consumers that can increase what graphics are currently capable of.
Either way still too shortsighted.