The next generation of graphics cards promise to be a pioneer. So far, the most talked about is the GeForce RTX 4000 series, also known as Ada Lovelace. According to unconfirmed but fully reliable reports, the best systems in the series will receive a new 16-pin PCIe 5.0-compliant power connector, which means it will be one of the most power-consuming consumer units in history. We can certainly expect a new level of performance as well, and perhaps even better accessibility (after all, it probably won’t be worse than the RTX 3000 series). However, as Leakster @kopite7kimi discovered, new greens regimens won’t be up-to-date in every possible aspect.
The lack of PCIe 5.0 support by NVIDIA Ada systems can be treated as a big surprise. On the other hand, gamers and ordinary consumers have absolutely no cause for concern.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 – The manufacturer has started testing the upcoming and top-of-the-line Ada AD102 graphics chip
As it turned out, the new generation NVIDIA AD102 graphics processor allegedly does not have a PCIe 5.0 interface and cards based on this core will be PCIe 4.0 compatible. This is a big surprise, especially since the use of the PCIe 5.0 / ATX 3.0 power connector has been discussed for a long time. However, both seem to have nothing to do with each other. It’s also worth noting that NVIDIA recently introduced professional Hopper modules that provide PCIe 5.0, so the lack of support for this interface can be treated as a big surprise.
– kopite7kimi (@kopite7kimi) April 24, 2022
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PCIe 5.0 is still the new standard but is increasingly popular. At the moment, it is supported by Intel Alder Lake processors, and this year there will be more components that support this standard (such as AMD Ryzen 7000 processors, and possibly also Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards). On the other hand, players have nothing to worry about. The long-running PCIe 3.0 standard, which guarantees a bandwidth of 1000 MB / s, is still sufficient to support the vast majority of modern graphics cards. Therefore, discontinuing PCIe 4.0 appears to be a reasonable and economical decision, but remember that this is only an unconfirmed information at the moment.
Source: @kopite7kimi, WCCFTech
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