According to indrusty specialists, the PCI Express 6.0 specifications plan to introduce double the data rate to 64 GT/s while maintaining backward compatibility. The first test products that will be armed with PCI-e 6.0 will come next year so you better hold that upgrade plans. Till today final specifications are not yet finalized and probably v5.0 will be skipped.
PCIe 6.0 Specification Features Overview
- Data rate of 64 GT/s speeds, doubling the 32GT/s data rate of the PCIe 5.0 specification
- PAM-4 (Pulse Amplitude Modulation with 4 levels) encoding
- Low-latency Forward Error Correction (FEC) with additional mechanisms to improve bandwidth efficiency
- Backwards compatibility with all previous specification generations
By doubling the bandwidth and diligently maintaining our strict timeline, we believe that we will be able to deliver the industry’s needs for throughput in line with their timelines. Emerging data-hungry markets like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, High-Performance Computing and more, demand additional speed and capabilities that the newest PCI-SIG architecture will easily fulfill.