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[TH] PCI Express 4.0 Brings 16 GT/s And At Least 300 Watts At The Slot

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I can imagine a future without PCIe cables!!
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The next iteration of PCI Express will double the bandwidth per lane, but that shouldn't surprise anyone. During Intel Developers Forum, we sat down with Richard Solomon, Vice President of PCI-SIG, and found the hidden gem in the next specification; it provides at least a 4x increase in power delivery at the slot, which might eliminate the need for auxiliary power cables with some GPUs.

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/pcie-4.0-power-speed-express,32525.html


Edited by Computurd - 8/21/16 at 9:12am
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You mean we can run a 250W TDP high end card without any 6 pins or 8 pins?

Doesn't sound very safe.
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Originally Posted by TheLAWNOOB View Post

You mean we can run a 250W TDP high end card without any 6 pins or 8 pins?

Doesn't sound very safe.
AMD, once again, futureproofing with the RX 480! biggrin.gif
    
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post #6 of 151
It just means the PCI-E power connectors will move from the video card, to the motherboard somewhere.
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Not really useful until we can ditch the PSU completely and just have an onboard PSU on the motherboad
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Not really useful until we can ditch the PSU completely and just have an onboard PSU on the motherboad

So a SoC ?
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Between USB Type-C being able to deliver 100W of power and PCIe 4.0 delivering 300W of power, I can't wait for the transition to a single power cable into the motherboard for all components biggrin.gif

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AMD, once again, futureproofing with the RX 480! biggrin.gif

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Excellent. Cable management may become a bit easier. smile.gif
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