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    They could also use POWER9, which was actually the first CPU on the market with PCIe4.0 support.

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      True.

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      Because Intel isn’t going to have internal prototypes that are ahead of what they sell at Best Buy?

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        Even if they have prototypes, they’re just prototypes. If Intel doesn’t test with existing, production-ready PCIe 4.0 processors like AMD or POWER, they’re morons.

        And the third party testers they’re soliciting on twitter probably don’t have prototype Intel processors either.

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          Iirc, they’re actually shipping PCIe gen 5 products right now, Intel Agilex I think.