Naturally the ones writing the specifications for upcoming standards are a bit ahead of what we consumers can buy. If I get this right, PCIE 4 which will be more or less introduced with the coming Rysen processors will offer double bandwidth over PCIE 3. PCIE 5 twice of what PCIE 4 delivers. So 2X for PCIE 4, 4X for PCIE 5 and 8X for PCIE 6 compared to today. And ready in 2021. You guys think we will see it that fast?
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PCI-SIG Developers Conference 2019 – 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.
#PCISIG announces the upcoming #PCIe 6.0 specification, which will reach 64GT/s transfer rates, include PAM-4 encoding and maintain backwards compatibilityTweet this
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
“PCI Express technology has established itself as a pervasive I/O technology by sustaining bandwidth improvements for five generations over two decades,” Dennis Martin, an analyst at Principled Technologies, said. “With the PCIe 6.0 specification, PCI-SIG aims to answer the demands of such hot markets as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, networking, communication systems, storage, High-Performance Computing, and more.”
“Continuing the trend we set with the PCIe 5.0 specification, the PCIe 6.0 specification is on a fast timeline,” Al Yanes, PCI-SIG Chairman and President, said. “Due to the continued commitment of our member companies, we are on pace to double the bandwidth yet again in a time frame that will meet industry demand for throughput.”
To learn more about PCI-SIG, visit www.pcisig.com.