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What Are the Differences Between PCI Express 4.0 and PCI Express 5.0?

2019-06-21  |  1 min read 

When you notice the short period of time elapsed between PCI Express Gen4 and Gen5, you may wonder how many changes in specs have actually occurred.

A big step lies in doubling signal speeds from 16 GT/s to 32 GT/s.

Rick Eads, a member of the PCI-SIG board of directors, explains in this tutorial video the goals that the consortium wants to reach with PCI Express 5.0. He sheds light as well on the differences between Gen4 and Gen5 and the implications on the tests.

View tutorial.

More on PCI Express 5.0:

Watch webcast on advanced measurement techniques for PCIe 5.0 TX and RX test.