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PCIe 2.0 means 2x32x

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A LOT of readers were kind enough to educate us that GT/s stands for Giga transactions a second. You can see our plea here. That is the time that you need for transfer of a single packet of PCIe bus data from one bus to another. For a fuller definition, go here.
PCIe is defined for 1X, 2X, 4X, 8X, 16X and even 32X lanes. The maximum data transfer for 32 lanes is eight Gigabytes of data per second, per direction. Once the industry moves to PCIe 2.0 the amount of transfer will theoretically double from 2.5 to 5.0GT/s . This will enable 16 GB/s transfer and two times 32X PCIe lanes.
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32 lanes per slot...

Man... I think it'll be a while we actually see that implemented.... boards with 32 lanes for two PCI-E Slots are only in the high-end market right now
    
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Yeah Im willing to bet this will be in the works for a while.
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Man... 2 32x lanes. That is almost like a car that can swim in the desert. (This is not a nap at you Enterprise).
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Man... 2 32x lanes. That is almost like a car that can swim in the desert. (This is not a nap at you Enterprise).
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we doubt that 2x32X system will bring any benefit in this direction either. It will be a great marketing point, though, as it sounds twice as good.
This is a very good point. 16 lanes aren't even really completely used now are they?
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Now are 32x lanes physically the same as 16x? The 680i has a physical 16x but electically 8x slot. I can just imagine how confusing motherboard slot labeling are going to get.
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The slot will physically be the same..Just got more lanes.
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I think this will be a characteristic of the PCIX or PCIe2.0. It will probably look just like current PCIe slots, and will be backwards compatible with current PCIe devices. It will just have the wasteful bandwidth of 32 x 32. I imagine you wouldn't need a SLI bridge anymore!
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