PCI Express SIG reveal future specifications

Posted on Saturday, September 11 2004 @ 0:42 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
THE PCI-SIG WAS OUT in force at IDF touting their upcoming specs. By now you probably know about PCI-Express, or more technically PCI Express 1.0a. If you don't, go read about it, it is a huge change from PCI, and you will be using it in the near future. A very brief history is that it is a software compatible PCI replacement, but it goes much faster. A single channel runs at a 2.5GHz signaling rate at .8v. You can aggregate multiple channels in a single connector in bunches of 2, 4, 8, 12, 16 and 32, giving you a total bandwidth of 16GBps.

And once again, more info over at The Inquirer.

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