PCI Express 4.0 what to know

File-it-Under: Upgraded standard!~
By: D.F.Skinner!~
Entry# 75

The latest version of PCI Express has been announced this past Tuesday,it'll promise data  transfer that will exceed at a blazing 2GB/s on a single lane,this doubles the current rate that you see with PCIe 3.0. This new speed will allow backward compatibility with its current 3.0 specification.Like what you are seeing with improved speedier hardware today this new faster standard will have lower consumption of power,all made possible with a reduced number of lanes that's required for high speed data transfer.Now according to sources this will probably be the last time you'll see PCI standard that's based with copper as you will see components move towards optical connection.This new spec is still in the testing stage so don't expect to see PCIe 4.0 anytime soon as the new standard won't be ready until around 2014 or 2015.