To be honest, we’re 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 done and of course already rubbing hands to show a touch of grace in the market.
It will take time to arrive, but when it does, it will be bombastic!
PCIe 6.0 is ready and will bring 256GB/s!
The PCI-SIG group finally published the final specification for the PCIe 6.0 standard last Tuesday. What is clear confirms the doubling of the available bandwidth and also a very interesting increase in energy efficiency, all compared to the PCIe 5.0, which is still very young.
In short, this means that PCIe 6.0 can achieve a transfer speed of 128 GB/s in each direction in a x16 configuration. That means a total bandwidth of 256 GB/s.
It must also be noted that PCIe 6.0, like the old versions, is 100% retro compatible with old patterns.
What is the difference in practice?
Well, for consumers, while a PCIe 4.0 SSD can reach 7000 MB/s and a PCIe 5.0 SSD can reach a speed of 14,000 MB/s, with PCIe 6.0 this value should double, i.e. 28,000 MB/s.
However, as you may have noticed, things are not going to happen just yet. First of all, we will see another big bet by manufacturers on PCIe 5.0, which in turn was completed in May 2019, and only later we will see the arrival of PCIe 6.0.
Besides, what do you think of all this? Ready for an SSD that can reach 28,000 MB/s? It’s going crazy! Let us know what you think in the comments below.