PCI Express 3.0 by 2010

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Ready for 300W, Three-Slot Graphics Cards?Three-slot gfx card diagram
 
"Tired of two-slot graphics cards dominating your system internals? Bad news, then: the PCI Express SIG is preparing for three-slot graphics cards that may consume up to 300 watts just by themselves.

The PCI Special Interest Group is...detailing the shift to PCI Express 3.0 in roughly 2010...Why do we need such a spec? As of now, the 150-watt spec is no longer sufficient, according to the SIG. Besides the 2x3 connector defined in the 150W Graphics Spec 1.0, a new 2x4 connector is being defined for delivering power to the 225/300W cards."
 
new 2 x 4 connector
 
PCI Express 3.0 also promises backwards compatibility. My god do we seriously need this yet?
 
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09-06-2008, 14:45:17

Toxcity
Atom having a meltdown.

News Article.

09-06-2008, 14:49:42

Kerotan
Looks like the green team might have the upper hand here then... all that gpu knowledge was sure to pay off somehow lol.

09-06-2008, 14:57:49

Toxcity
Lets face it, the GPU is the future.
Much much more complex and quicker than any CPU on the market.

And can do loads at once. Whereas a CPU is practically stuck to only doing one thanks to the bus.

09-06-2008, 17:04:54

Kempez
Yeah I think Intel are kidding themselves somewhat if they think a low-power CPU can outperform a low power GPU

09-06-2008, 18:10:54

ionicle
thats rather crap
they could learn somthing from Via methinks..
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