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PCI Express 3.0 Delayed Till 2011 80

Professor_Quail writes "PC Magazine reports that the PCI SIG has officially delayed the release of the PCI Express 3.0 specification until the second quarter of 2010. Originally, the PCI Express 3.0 specification called for the spec itself to be released this year, with products due about a year after the spec's release, or in 2010."
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PCI Express 3.0 Delayed Till 2011

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  • Who cares (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 20, 2009 @01:57PM (#29135905)

    Just another reason to make everyone buy new motherboards. Add one more pin to the CPU while you're at it. Seriously, PCIe 1.1 or whatever is great for me and I play crysis at 1280x1024 with an old ATI X1900- by no means top of the line and on a FX-60 socket 939 CPU. Eventually I'll buy an AM2 or AM3 or AM9 or whatever they're on next. These PCIe upgrades really don't offer much anyway. Mainly we need to get manufacturers to stop selling x8 electricals as x16's.

  • Re:Who cares (Score:3, Insightful)

    by fuzzyfuzzyfungus ( 1223518 ) on Thursday August 20, 2009 @02:24PM (#29136269) Journal
    I'm guessing that PCIe 3 isn't really aimed at people playing games on single socket systems with outdated graphics cards. It probably isn't really aimed at desktops, at present.

    Cluster interconnects, high speed storage attachment, and various flavors of coprocessors are always hungry for more bandwidth.
  • Re:Who cares (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Amouth ( 879122 ) on Thursday August 20, 2009 @03:04PM (#29136873)

    but isnt' that the point of making it a channelized system? where each channel is full duplex? they can jsut add more channels as needed.

    16x - 20x - 24x - 32x

    you can plug a 1x or 4x card in a 16x slot and have it work - hell if you wanted to you could make a 3x card..

    adding more available channels on the slot is much less of a change to it than PICX was to PCI.. and that actualy turned out to work quite well..

    i'm all for increasing the speed of interconnects - but adding more lanes seems to work just as well - jsut costs alittle more in terms of copper..

If graphics hackers are so smart, why can't they get the bugs out of fresh paint?