PCI Express 7.0 inches closer, a full release is expected in 2025

PCI Express 7.0 was first unveiled in 2022, but it was a work in progress. Version 0.3 of the spec was released in mid-2023 and now the PCI-SIG is up to version 0.5 – the full release is expected in 2025.

Which is fine, the consumer market is still seeing growing adoption of PCIe 5.0 and there is PCIe 6.0 to focus on after that. Each new version doubles the bandwidth of the previous one.

PCIe 7.0 targets 128 gigatransfers per second. Depending on the configuration, that could mean 512GB/s with an x16 link or 32GB/s with an x1 link. Check out the chart below – basically, with each new…