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A 28/40 lane CPU means you have an HEDT (high end desktop) chip, aka a "Xeon we stripped a few features out to make in unattractive to businesses so we can soak them for an extra gigabuck" or an actual Xeon.

16 lanes from the CPU has long been the baseline for mass market consumer chips; enough for a GPU (or 2 if bifurcated) along with an additional 10-20 multiplexed over an x4 sized link on the chipset. More recent designs are starting to edge this up, with 20 on Intel boards giving an x4 direct to the CPU for the primary (and in 99% of cases only) SSD; they're also upgrading the chipet link to an x8 meaning a single SSD can't saturate it and making the dedicated CPU lanes as much me-too marketing as anything else. Consumer tier AMD chips will claim 24/28 CPU lanes; but since 4 of those are used to connect the chipset (vs intel using DMI (pronounced "not-PCIe" lanes, and created to kill off 3rd party chipsets ~15 years ago) the effective number for comparison with intel is 20/24 and AFAIK they're sticking with just x4 to the chipset.

It's the same thing with memory channels. 2 has been the consumer baseline for about 20 years, with high end ones offering higher counts.

In both cases this is avoiding overkill on consumer systems while keeping costs down - adding extra layers to the PCB, especially at the quality levels needed for modern high speed signalling - is really expensive. The bigger socket doesn't help either. Nor does the fact that the big OEMs prefer smaller than ATX mobos which really makes fitting more than 4 dimm sockets problematic.
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