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News: PCI Express 3.0 Details

Category: Video Cards, Motherboards, Gaming, General News
Posted: 01:27PM

DailyTech - Now I know that PCIe 2.0 is hardly upon us yet, but that hasn't stopped the PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG) from drafting up the details for the next stage in the evolution of the standard. PCIe 3.0 will double the transfer rate of the 2.0 spec, bringing it to 8 gigatransfers per second (GT/s - don't ask me to put that into a measurement you'll understand). The Group are also pushing to have new protocol extensions included to increase efficiency and power management. The good news is that it will remain backwards compatible with previous PCIe devices. Don't expect to see it getting out there for a while yet (2010-2011 is the figure quoted at the moment). - jammin *News Editor*

"PCIe 3.0 remains in development and isn’t slated for finalization until 2009. The group doesn’t expect industry adoption of the upcoming standard until 2H 2010-2011 timeframe, according to Yanes. The group is unsure which companies will support the upcoming PCIe 3.0 specification, but hints there are 900 companies that are part the PCI-SIG group that push the technology. “Graphics has been a strong proponent of PCI Express, they've always lead the charge of adopting a new generation,” Yanes said. “There's no reason to think this is any different. We certainly think graphic vendors will be a strong supporter with PCIe 3.0,” he added."

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