PCI Express 3.0 to go final in November

By Emil ยท 11 replies
Sep 17, 2010
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  1. 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

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  2. seronx

    seronx TS Rookie Posts: 25

    Oh boy I can't wait ^.^
  3. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 834   +368

    Until there's PCIe 3.0 hardware confirmed and ready for release, there's nothing to wait for.
  4. seronx

    seronx TS Rookie Posts: 25

    PCIe 2.1 can use some of the stuff in PCIe 3.0
    PCI Express 2.1

    PCI Express 2.1 supports a large proportion of the management, support, and troubleshooting systems planned to be fully implemented in PCI Express 3.0. However, the speed is the same as PCI Express 2.0. Most motherboards sold currently come with PCI Express 2.0 connectors.
    So you miss out on the speed but you get certain stuff that will be better than PCIe 2.0

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    Another dark secret will come out

    SATA 3. USB 3. PCIe 3!!!!

    OH GAWD!!!!
  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,840   +1,265

    The first half of the equation should be the introduction of Intel's Patsburg LGA 2011 platform (Q2-Q3 2011). 40 lanes of PCIe 3.0....32 lanes (2x16 or 4x8) from the CPU ostensively (but obviously not limited) for graphics use and 8 lanes for I/O interconnects (SATA, USB etc.)
  6. seronx

    seronx TS Rookie Posts: 25

    Doesn't the 890FX have 48 Lanes? (PCie 2.0) tho
  7. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,073   +164

    The 890FX has 42 lanes
  8. This is going to be great with my Radeon 7850. I will use it with my usb3 to do crazy stuft with my bluray recorder.

  9. This is going to be great with my Radeon 7850. I will use it with my usb3 to do crazy stuft with my bluray recorder.

    not to mention what will run it with out 25nm processors =D
  10. teklord

    teklord TS Guru Posts: 483

    Still plenty of bandwidth on X16 2.0. Reducing the lanes to X8 shows very very little to absolutely no decrease in performance. Not much different in X4 either. Don't really need this for another 5 years at least. Good thing it's coming out much sooner than that.
  11. :( :( damn!!! I feel my gtx 260 is already outdated!!!!!!!
  12. fullmetalvegan

    fullmetalvegan TS Enthusiast Posts: 122

    Hmm... unsure whether to upgrade PC now or wait to see when PCI 3.0 might come out.

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