PCI-SIG today announced that PCI Express (PCIe ) 6.0 technology will double the data rate to 64 GT/s while maintaining backwards compatibility with previous generations and delivering power efficiency and cost-effective performance. The PCIe 6.0 specification is actively targeted for release in 2021.
PCIe 6.0 Specification Features
Delivers 64 GT/s raw bit rate and up to 256 GB/s via x16 configuration
Utilizes PAM-4 (Pulse Amplitude Modulation with 4 levels) encoding and leverages existing 56G PAM-4 in the industry
Includes low-latency Forward Error Correction (FEC) with additional mechanisms to improve bandwidth efficiency
Maintains backwards compatibility with all previous generations of PCIe technology
And with how much PCIE4 costs to implement, how much will this end up costing? They really should just break backwards compatibility at some point and move to optical connections to the slot and expansion cards for the sake of cost and ease of implementation.
Last edited by EniGma1987; 06-18-2019 at 03:09 PM.