12th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors Datasheet, Volume 1 of 2


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Date 28/10/2021 00:00:00
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PCI Express* Architecture

Compatibility with the PCI addressing model is maintained to ensure that all existing applications and drivers operate unchanged.

The PCI Express* configuration uses standard mechanisms as defined in the PCI Plug-and-Play specification.

The processor PCI Express* port supports Gen 4 at 16GT/s uses a 128b/130b encoding and Gen 5 at 32 GT/s uses a 128b/130b encoding

S-Processor Line: The 4 lanes port can operate at 2.5 GT/s, 5 GT/s, 8 GT/s or 16 GT/s.

S-Processor Line: The 16 lanes port can operate at 2.5 GT/s, 5 GT/s, 8 GT/s, 16 GT/s or 32 GT/s**

The PCI Express* architecture is specified in three layers – Transaction Layer, Data Link Layer, and Physical Layer. Refer to the PCI Express Base Specification 5.0 for details of PCI Express* architecture.