I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.
15th December 2002
Gen 3 has been around for a while now, but Gen 4 should be out next year, and promises to provide double the bandwidth of the current PCI-e specification (16 GT/s rather than 8 GT/s)
I'm not sure why all this extra bandwidth is necessary, hilariously the first device to support the standard will be a 100Gb/s networking adapter. Fast, but pretty sure it's already doable with the current standard.
I don't see this having a big performance improvement for GPUs, honestly, but perhaps there are uses for it down the road for SSD's and things of that nature?
Danny King | Community Manager | GameFront.com
Jeff is a mean boss
28th July 2002
With the upcoming speeds of XPoint memory and NVME drives, I can see servers saturating PCI rather easily.
The issue at the moment is the bottle neck is going to be he DMI interface.