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  1. T4C Fantasy

    T4C Fantasy CPU & GPU DB Maintainer

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    What intrigues me is why it has not yet been mentioned what will surpass copper technology, im bringing this topic up because intel did a story on how they use copper technology because its cheaper to manufactor and its sufficient... but what if we were not limited to those resources... what would be next? what surpasses copper technology.

    PCI Express 4.0

    On November 29, 2011, PCI-SIG has announced to proceed to PCI Express 4.0 featuring 16 GT/s, still on copper technology.

    edit: the example here is what would be better to use then this old technology to transfer data at max sufficiency for a PCI-e lane, even if not completely developed yet does anyone know what is being worked on to surpass this?
     
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    probably optical, but cost is the issue here. nobody wants to pay an extra 50/20/10$ for a graphics card, motherboard or anything else that uses pcie.

    the best example is DRAM. there are many better technologies on the horizon.. have been for decades .. but DRAM is so cheap now that none of these can compete unless someone pours 10 billion dollars into r&d
     
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    so someone has to pull off a "verizon fios" in order to make this happen? lol someone get bill gates on the phone
     

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