Before we look at the capabilities of the new interface, we should also note that PCI Express 5.0 was unveiled in 2017, but After five years, it is still new to users, and many people, even with a professional system, are still using PCIe 4.0, which, of course, is extremely fast. AMD's AM5 sockets and Intel's LGA1700 sockets currently support version 5.0 of the technology. PCI-SIG officially unveiled PCI Express 7.0 yesterday. The first hardware to support this technology is expected to hit the market in 2027; That is, as usual, 5 years later. Before that, of course, we will have PCI Express 6.0, which is said to be used in server systems from next year, and probably two years later ordinary users will be able to access it.
It looks like in the near future, the bandwidth of computer systems will increase dramatically as each generation of PCIe doubles The previous generation is getting faster. PCIe 5.0, for example, is so fast that you can transfer large amounts of data in the blink of an eye. For now, many may wish to experience such a fast interface, but we see that PCIe 6.0 is twice as fast, which in itself exceeds its speed. Now version 7.0 of this interface has been unveiled, which is said to be twice as fast as the previous generation. Imagine for a second you were transposed into the karmic driven world of Earl. 2027. It transmits data, which is about the speed of a full 16-track PCI Express 3.0, which until recently was the standard interface for extremely powerful graphics. In this new interface, the maximum speed in all 16 paths reaches 512 Gbps.
PCIe 7.0 is also better in terms of energy consumption than the previous generation because the focus of the manufacturer has been specifically on this sector. It is not clear to what extent we will see an improvement in this area compared to the previous generation. Features of this new interface include very low latency and support for lateral rollback (using old hardware on the new interface).