RTX 4000 Shouldn’t Have That Feature; The reason is…
The Nvidia Geforce RTX 4090 and Co should offer next-gen performance, but not all next-gen functionality should be on this model.
Towards the end of 2022, things will get very exciting again in the graphics card market. We expect all-new GPU generations from both AMD and Nvidia in the form of the Radeon RX 7000 and Geforce RTX 4000 series. AMD apparently relies on a revolutionary design for 3D accelerators.
Nvidia is changing the core count once again so that future mid-range cards are as fast as current high-end cards. All this feels like a true new generation. However, one feature of the new Nvidia graphics cards should remain the current generation. And that’s a good thing.
RTX 4000 should use PCIe 4.0 instead of PCIe 5.0
The message comes from the well-known leaker Kopite7kimi, whose predictions are considered quite reliable. Accordingly, Nvidia will not upgrade the fast data protocol Peripheral Component Interconnect Express , briefly PCIe, with RTX 4000:
— kopite7kimi (@kopite7kimi) April 24, 2022
Graphics cards do not take advantage of PCIe 5.0
Typically, graphics cards always have 16 data lines. As mentioned above, up to about 64GB/s of data can be transmitted bidirectionally (in both directions simultaneously, ie 128GB/s total). However, 16GB/s is perfectly adequate for gaming, as the test below proves:
The possible waiver of PCIe 5.0 should have a positive impact on pricing, as no new interfaces will be developed. Even if it’s not about huge amounts. The technology is currently redundant for graphics cards because not much bandwidth is required.
If the rumor turns out to be true, keeping costs at the core value is a good move in our opinion. But even if the cost benefits are limited, it makes sense to skip unnecessary and at best promotional-effective techniques.
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