AMD Vega Graphics Card To Be The First To Support PCI-E 4.0
There are only a few more days left till we see AMD Vega graphics cards at Computex 2017 but that has not stopped all kind of leaks and rumors from coming in. We have already heard about the custom GPUs being showcased at Computex 2017 and now we are getting word that an AMD Vega graphics card will be one of the first to feature support for PCI-E 4.0.
This is very interesting as this is something that was also hinted at the GTC conference where we were introduced to Nvidia Volta. We did not get to see commercial GPUs for gaming but we did get to see professional GPUs. Nvidia also talked about NVLink 2.0 and different versions of PCI-E but there were no specifications.
Now that this rumor is out, it is likely that Nvidia was indeed talking about PCI-E 4.0. This is not confirmed yet so you should take this with a grain of salt considering that no CPUs from Intel or from AMD Support this upcoming feature yet. We might see a new CPU series that will support this feature but that is not something we have seen so far.
Another speculation is that this is more likely to be something that will be featured in a professional AMD Vega graphics card, rather than a gaming optimized consumer level GPU. If that was the case we would have seen CPUs that support this feature by now. AMD Vega is a few weeks from launch, a lot could change between now and then.
Even though the new feature is not coming to consumer level GPUs at the moment, it is still interesting to know that such technology exists. Even if it is not coming out for the consumer market right now, it can come out for the general public sometime in the future.
Let us know what you think about an AMD Vega graphics card that supports PCI-E 4.0.