Cooler Master Announces PCIe 4.0 Riser Cable

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The market for riser cables has grown in recent years as the diversity of PC building has expanded with custom cases, increased cooling needs, and the desire to do something unique. Cooler Master has unveiled a new riser cable that comes in two sizes (200 mm and 300 mm), allowing alternative placement for compatible devices to address these needs. With a multilayer PCB, gold-plated connectors, and high-quality cabling, it supports the PCIe 4.0 specification and is backward compatible with previous generations. Pricing and availability have not yet been revealed.

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Today, most mainstream PCIe Riser cables support PCIe 3.0 speeds, which is a problem because all current-generation graphics cards support PCIe 4.0 transfer speeds. Thankfully, Cooler Master has revealed their plan to create PCIe 4.0 compatible riser cables under their MasterAccessories brand, bringing some much-needed competition to the PCI Riser cable market. 

Sources: Cooler Master, OC3D

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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