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PCI-X 2.0 quadruples PCI data throughput

PCI-X 2.0 quadruples PCI data throughput

The bandwidth of today's PCI solutions is no longer sufficient for 10 Gigabit network cards, so the PCI Special Interest Group has set out to develop a new standard that increases the bandwidth of the PCI-X slot in version 1.0 by 400 %.

Quadruple data rate technology is used for the resulting bandwidth of 4.3 gigabytes per second. If you are satisfied with 2.1GB/s, you will come across a DDR (Double Data Rate) solution. Thanks to integrated ECC, PCI-X 2.0, which is expected to be adopted in the second half of 2002, should also be able to identify and correct internal errors.

The new standard is intended to be 10 gigabit Network cards and lightning-fast SCSI controllers also for Serial ATA.