Alder Lake Chipsets Will Not Support PCIe Gen 5.0

It appears that Intel’s 600 series chipset — built for Alder Lake — will not

It appears that Intel’s 600 series chipset — built for Alder Lake — will not support the Gen 5.0 standard, per a report from HardwareTimes. According to a PCI-SIG certification, Intel’s future Alder Lake-supported chipsets will max out at Gen 4.0 speeds running in an x4 configuration, meaning the only Gen 5.0 support Alder Lake will see is through the CPU lanes alone.

We don’t know why Intel cut Gen 5.0 support from the 600 series chipsets, whether the it’s cost issues or capability issues. Either way, this could be a positive strategy for Intel to keep Alder Lake motherboard prices at a minimum.