View Full Version : A Question about PCI-Express

Aug 12, 2003, 06:22 PM
I know that Apple doesn't use PCI-Express in the new G5 systems, but according to a Wikipedia Article PCI-Express (http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI-Express) is actually 3GIO. Now am I wrong when I recall hearing that Apple was working with the 3GIO group? Because the Intel Developer's site (Here) (http://www.intel.com/technology/pciexpress/devnet/) touts PCI-Express as 3GIO (Third Generation Input/Output). Just click on the "What is PCI-Express" link to find the pdf. Who's right, or is Apple's 3GIO been forwarded to 4GIO?


Aug 13, 2003, 09:42 AM
No, there are several 3GIO options out there. PCI should be left out to the pasture to die. Infiniband is far better. With PCI-Express, you will see v2 of it out a few years later. Infiniband is far more flexible and will eliminate that.