The speed at which information is transmitted is twice as high as we know today, and can provide more advanced communication arteries not only for our video cards, but also for means storageProducts Network - and processing packs that will be based on the next generation of the Thunderbolt
The StandardPCI-Express 3.0 for connecting a variety of external hardware to motherboards and main processing units has been with us for over seven years, proving to be effective and very good for the purpose for which it was created - but it seems that the approaching 2018 may still be a sign of the end for the existing one. For the transition to technology PCI-Express 4.0 is much faster and modern.
The PCI-SIG group has already released its official characterization for the arteries PCI-Express A new section, when it comes to the point where it is ready to see the new device begin to appear on the market, in printed circuits and new physical interfaces that will adopt it - even when a variety of tests have already shown us that graphics cards for example do not have the practical capability of full bandwidthPCI-Express 3.0, and any additional potential bandwidth will not really affect the performance actually received.
As with every generation transition since the first PCI-Express that came to us just over 15 years ago, switching to PCI-Express 4.0 also doubles the effective operating frequency to 16GT / s (or 16 billion operations per second) And the x16 editor's bandwidth is maximized to 32 GB per second in each direction, instead of the 16Gbps per generation. This means that I am storage NVME futures will be able to achieve even higher transmission speeds or speeds similar to today while capturing half of the available arteries, cards Network The M.2 interface will be able to reach higher bandwidths - and of course the most advanced video cards of tomorrow's generation can be assured that their connection interface to the rest of the system will not be the bottleneck that will limit their performance.
In a very large line as part of the transition to PCI-Express 4.0, Intel and Intel-Thunderbolt Its based on these arteries - when a new generation of double bandwidth could transform the concatenation capabilities, parallel information and video transfer capabilities and the ability to externally connect a graphics processing card to even more useful and advanced systems.
Were you convinced and impressed? That's not all - because the body responsible for the standard hopes to bring another new generation, PCI-Express 5.0, within about two years of the arrival of PCI-Express 4.0 and with further doubling of the operating frequency and bandwidth to a level of 64 GB per second per Direction, or 4 GB per second for each individual artery. Most video cards will be able to settle for only physical PCI-Expressx4 arteries without losing performance, connections Network At speeds of 10 gigabits per second and even 100 gigabits per second per second can become the new default and more - all within a few years from now, if experts believe. We will keep our fingers crossed that the future will indeed be such a rosy one.