PCI-E 4.0 to come with nice new features

PCI-E 4.0 to come with nice new features

PCI-E 3.0 has been with us for six long years and while this standard still does a great job, its successor – PCI-E 4.0 – is around the corner. While you may wonder if an upgrade is worth it, PCI-E 4.0 does come with at least two new great features that may urge you to make the move when the right time comes.

According to some preliminary information PCI-E 4.0 will double the available bandwidth compared to PCI-E 3.0. The new standard will provide bandwidth of 16 GT/sec per lane. This means that x1 devices will get 1.97 GB/sec of bandwidth, x4 devices will enjoy 7.87 GB/sec, x8 devices 15.75 GB/sec and x16 devices will have access to 31.5 GB/sec of data. What’s even better is that PCI-E 4.0 will quadruple the power provided by the PCI-E slot. PCI-E 3.0 provides 75W of power and this means that PCI-E 4.0 will offer 300W of power just through the slot. If this is true then most current and future video cards will not need an additional power connector. Unfortunately here we may encounter some incompatibility issues with older video cards but we hope than motherboard makers will figure a way out of this.

The final PCI-E 4.0 specs are expected later this year.

Source: Techpowerup.com

Related posts

Garmin Makes Every Calorie Count with New Forerunner® 405CX

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. , the global leader in satellite navigation,announced the Forerunner 405CX – the latest in Garmin’s popular line of GPS-enabled fitness devices, adding increased accuracy in heart rate-based calorie computation and...

Nintendo Introduced Portable 3D Gaming With No Glasses

Nintendo introduced and gave the world the first look at their new immersive portable system called the Nintendo 3DS, that lets people enjoy games in 3D, without the need of special glasses or equipment. They've also announced a list of upcoming new games with a completely revamped look and...

Samsung intros Wave 3, Wave M and Wave Y bada2.0 smartphones

Samsung today revealed the first three smartphones which comes with the company's proprietary bada 2.0 platform, which along with the new and  improved user interface, also brings many improvements and features like multi-tasking, Wi-Fi Direct, voice recognition, Near Field Communication (NFC)...

Leave a comment