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PLX Expands PCI Express Gen3 Portfolio, Adds Versatile 96-, 80-, 64-Lane Switches

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PLX Technology, Inc., a leading global supplier of high-speed connectivity solutions enabling emerging data center architectures, today announced a new trio of ultra-high lane count PCI Express (PCIe) Gen3 switches developed for cutting-edge markets like storage systems, high-end graphics, and communications platforms. The high-performance ExpressLane PCIe Gen3 switches include the PEX8796 (96 lanes, 24 ports), PEX8780 (80 lanes, 20 ports) and PEX8764 (64 lanes, 16 ports), which expand the PLX portfolio to 14 PCIe Gen3 devices. Designers choosing the PEX8796 switch -- touting bandwidth of 8 Gigatransfers per second, per lane, in full duplex mode -- are rewarded with amazing throughput of 1,536 gigabits per second (192 gigabytes/s), delivering performance that challenges all other interconnect technologies.

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sweet.....now go make me my 7990
 

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Might be a good time for AMD to ditch HyperTransport and just straight up use the CPU for PCI-E 3.0.
 
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WTFBOOM @ PEX8796
this thing is a PCIE3 lane monster.