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Windows 7: PCI Express 3.0 to go final in November

17 Sep 2010   #1

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PCI Express 3.0 to go final in November

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The PCI Special Interest Group (PCI SIG) says it expects to finalize the PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 standard by November 2010. The 3.0 specification is due in the fourth quarter of 2010, but now we know it's slated for 60 days after the PCI SIG released version 0.9, which was posted in mid-August, according to EE Times. Furthermore, Intel is already gearing up to implement the new high-speed interconnection into its Sandy Bridge processors for servers.
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17 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

Nice read, I wonder if Windows 8 will 128bit after all.
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17 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

This is only the initial startoff for PCIe 3.0. It will still take a few years for hardware manufacturers to work things out and come out with the new product lines to be seen.

As far as W8 even having a 128bit version that remains to be seen when the time comes. The 128bit referred to in the article is for programmers and support to be worked out with existing versions of Windows as far as updates for Windows and driver support for video cards.

I can imagine some gamers will be looking forward to the double bandwidth over 2.0 to be seen.
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18 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Steve Ballmer Edition
 
 

Whats the main advantage to this? I didn't think we were near the bandwith limit on PCIe 2.0, let alone 2.1 or 3.0. Then again, I should probably read the article, lol.
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18 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

The real benefits will be unlocking the vpu potentials even further as well as speeding processing time up considerably. There's still a lot of vpu power going to waste on most systems since the typical pc game and multimedia app doesn't fully tap everything.

For enhancements in HD graphics and other things this will be a large step in the progression for unleashing more of the raw power for various applications. Simply compare what you have now to some old AGP 4x 128gb card to get a better idea of what this will mean. You'll soon be saying" "I'm glad not to be stuck with that old stuff any longer!"
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18 Sep 2010   #6

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

It takes a while from being designated as a standard to being offered as a standard.
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18 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

USB 3.0 is available as a new standard as well without the 3.0 devices being widely seen at this time. That's one standard already here but nor made default while the PCIe 3.0 is still a couple of years off for that being introduced.
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19 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

By the time PCIe 3.0 and USB 3.0 and SATAIII get fully implemented in the new chip sets and Windows 8 is released, I will be ready for a new system. Then there is LightPeak by Intel (fiber connection for peripherals).
Maybe 2-3 yrs

Jim
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19 Sep 2010   #9

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Thanks, nice article and good news for us all.
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19 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

There is also technology that is in the making that using the speed of light to transfer data.
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