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PCI Express 2.0 Nears Completion

post #1 of 24
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PCI Express, version 1.0 which arrived in 2003, is about to enter the next generation with version 2.0. PCI Express 2.0 brings a bevy of changes, starting with a speed boost, according to the PCI Special Interest Group (PCI-SIG) that governs the technology. The PCI-SIG has released a penultimate edition of the basic PCI Express 2.0 specification to its members in version for comments, and the final version is due after a 60-day comment period. The central feature of the base version of PCI Express 2.0 is a speed boost. It doubles each serial line's data transfer rate from 2.5 gigabits per second to 5Gpbs. But future enhancements also are in the works. One will support high-end graphics cards that slurp 225 or 300 watts of power. Finally, a longer-term effort, code-named Geneseo, will let coprocessor cards such as graphics or encryption accelerators be tightly connected to central processors.
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post #2 of 24
When is it due to arrive? And will it be a whole new slot/design or can we still use the same cards with the updated bus architecture?
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post #3 of 24
eh PCIE bus hasnt even been filled yet. most cards dont fill the AGP one either
cant complain..
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Here i am trying to build for the future and here they go again, changing again.

Is there ever going to be 1 ultimate machine?
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post #5 of 24
nope

i dont see why we need this PCIe 2.0
they just want us to force us to upgrade <.<
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post #6 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by lohoutlaw
Here i am trying to build for the future and here they go again, changing again.

Is there ever going to be 1 ultimate machine?
Yes, it is that lump 3 feet above your A$$, the jury is still out on overclockability though.
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Waste of money / time.
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post #8 of 24
Well i will inverstigate as im building a new comp for christmas, however i would believe it to be like AGP 2X and 4X compatability and 4X and 8X compatability.

Buit i could be tottally wrong.
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post #9 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamakazi
Yes, it is that lump 3 feet above your A$$, the jury is still out on overclockability though.

Very good point!
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post #10 of 24
They still haven't done anything with X4's or X1's slots... when's that goign to happen?
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