Intel showed off some new unannounced PCI Express 2.0 graphics cards from NVIDIA running on the Intel Stoakley chipset at the PC SIG developer's conference, The Inq report.
Held in San Jose, it's a meeting of the leading forces in the PCI-E standard, who are hoping to push out consumer-grade PCI-E-2 products before Christmas. Intel has committed to putting it in a motherboard before the year is out.
According to reports, Intel "demonstrated unreleased AMD and Nvidia graphics chips riding its Stoakley chip set for workstations". Anybody got an info on what these cards were, and what Intel was doing with DAAMIT cards in its machines? Sounds awful juicy to us, but alas, we are far away from sunny San Jose, and we don't even really know the way.
PCI-E-2 provides more bandwidth, up to 5G transfers/second in the spec. That's double the 1.1 spec of 2.5 G transfers/second, and is achieved by tightening impedance and jitter tolerances.