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Windows 7: PCI Express 3.0 standard released

19 Nov 2010   #1
yowanvista

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 
PCI Express 3.0 standard released

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The brains behind PCI Express announced today the release of the PCI Express 3.0 standard.


The PCI Special Interest group who are responsible for the PCI family have promised the new release will make future hardware “fly."
PCIe 3.0 was meant to have been released in 2009 which, when the time came, was delayed until 2010. Come time for the rescheduled release, it was delayed yet again as a result of wanting to ensure it was compatible with both PCIe 1.0a and 2.0.

The upgrade equates to 1GB/s of bandwidth per lane which means 16GB/s for the high performance graphic cards which usually use a x16 slot. PCIe 2.0 is capable of 5 billion transfers per second whereas, because of the upgraded bus-based clock and an update from 8/10-bit to 128/130-bits (of data sent each second), it means 3.0 is capable of 8 billion transfers p/s
Neowin.net - PCI Express 3.0 standard released


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20 Nov 2010   #2
Phone Man

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

Should show up in products in a year or two, about the time for my next upgrade.

Jim
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21 Nov 2010   #3
smarteyeball

 
 

Yes, 1-2 years for early adopter products. 3-5 before it's more mainstream.
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21 Nov 2010   #4
Phone Man

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

The good thing is, it is compatible with 1.0 and 2.0 standard. Maybe the chip set vendors will implement it first and then the card vendors will catch up.

Jim
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22 Nov 2010   #5
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Have already order a PC card for the new USB. Hope to get a HDD shortly. Will be interesting to see how good it really is.
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22 Nov 2010   #6
nbkp

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I thought GPU's have only just starting bottlenecking PCI-E 1.0?

Though I understand the main purpose isn't just for GPU's.
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23 Nov 2010   #7
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee View Post
Have already order a PC card for the new USB. Hope to get a HDD shortly. Will be interesting to see how good it really is.
Saw that Trend Net usb.3.0 hub 4 ports aswell...I might get into it soon!

Wish i could solder one Pci-e 3.0 on my machine, but i doubt at that time it is compatible with my motherboard slots
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