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SH64
12-15-06, 10:57 PM
This is the first time i read about PCI-E 2.0 or "Generation II" :
http://techreport.com/onearticle.x/11438

so whats new that PCI-E2 will offer ? :confused:
(x32 ? higher frequency ? ..)

agentkay
12-15-06, 11:06 PM
PCIe 2.0 Specifications

PCI-SIG has released the 0.9 version of the PCIe Base 2.0 specification for member review and comment. This specification extends the data rate of PCIe to 5GT/s in a manner compatible with the existing PCIe 1.1 specifications that support 2.5GT/s signaling. There are a number of improvements made to the protocol and software layers of the architecture—a product of more than three years of design experience by the PCI-SIG members. A companion Card Electromechanical (CEM) 2.0 specification is also currently in review at 0.5 by the PCI-SIG members.

“PCI-SIG is pleased with the impressive progress in the proliferation of the PCI Express technology by our members,” said Al Yanes, PCI-SIG chairman. “We are committed to providing a compelling technology roadmap for our flagship PCI Express architecture. With the release of PCIe Base 2.0 for member review, we look forward to new protocol improvements, and IOV and PCIe Cable specifications.”

http://www.pcisig.com/news_room/news/press_releases/10_9_06

stevemedes
12-15-06, 11:23 PM
Just another reason to make us buy another $200 mobo

Absolution
12-16-06, 12:28 AM
more like another reason not to bother upgrading mobo's next gen

ViN86
12-16-06, 03:27 PM
PCIe 2.0 Specifications

PCI-SIG has released the 0.9 version of the PCIe Base 2.0 specification for member review and comment. This specification extends the data rate of PCIe to 5GT/s in a manner compatible with the existing PCIe 1.1 specifications that support 2.5GT/s signaling. There are a number of improvements made to the protocol and software layers of the architecture—a product of more than three years of design experience by the PCI-SIG members. A companion Card Electromechanical (CEM) 2.0 specification is also currently in review at 0.5 by the PCI-SIG members.

“PCI-SIG is pleased with the impressive progress in the proliferation of the PCI Express technology by our members,” said Al Yanes, PCI-SIG chairman. “We are committed to providing a compelling technology roadmap for our flagship PCI Express architecture. With the release of PCIe Base 2.0 for member review, we look forward to new protocol improvements, and IOV and PCIe Cable specifications.”

http://www.pcisig.com/news_room/news/press_releases/10_9_06
an upgrade may not be totally necessary.