It is possible that PCI Express 4.0 has barely reached the market, but the PCI-SIG organization has already prepared its new 5.0 standard that doubles the current bandwidth. PCIe 5.0 comes only 18 months after the previous release, just when the first products with PCIe 4.0 are beginning to arrive on the market. Here are the advantages and novelties of the new standard:
With this new jump, PCI-SIG achieves that devices of the SSD level Samsung 970 Pro can operate in a single track 5.0 instead of occupying four PCIe 3.0, so you get better speeds, or you can also use more devices. As expected, the new standard will take time to arrive. If we take into account that the 4.0 was submitted in October 2017 and until July the first compatible plates will arrive (the AMD X570), it is possible that until 2021 we will not register the PCI Express 5.0.