Truth be told, we are still getting used to PCIe 4.0, at a time when Intel already supports the ‘next-step’, ie PCIe 5.0. But as things never stop in the world of technology, PCIe 6.0 is already finished, and of course, it’s already starting to rub its hands to give an air of its grace in the market.
It will still take a while to arrive, but when it does, it will be bombastic!
PCIe 6.0 is finished and will bring 256GB/s!
So, last Tuesday, the PCI-SIG group finally published the final specification for the PCIe 6.0 standard. What is clear, confirmed the doubling of available bandwidth, and also a very interesting increase in energy efficiency, all compared to the still very recent PCIe 5.0.
In short, this means that PCIe 6.0 is capable of a transfer speed of 128 GB/s each way, in an x16 configuration. That is, a total bandwidth of 256 GB/s.
It is also necessary to point out that, like the old versions, PCIe 6.0 will be 100% backward compatible with old patterns.
What is the difference in practice?
Well, for consumers, while a PCIe 4.0 SSD reaches 7000 MB/s, and a PCIe 5.0 SSD can reach a speed of 14,000 MB/s, this value should double with PCIe 6.0, that is, 28,000 MB/s .
However, as you may have noticed, things are not going to happen just yet. First, we will still see a big bet from manufacturers on PCIe 5.0, which in turn was finalized in May 2019, and only later, we will see the arrival of PCIe 6.0.
Also, what do you think about all this? Ready for an SSD capable of reaching 28,000 MB/s? It’s going to be crazy! Share your opinion with us in the comments below.