Milk-V Pioneer

A 64-core, RISC-V motherboard and workstation for native development

Aug 08, 2023

Project update 4 of 5

Pioneer Motherboard PCIe Upgrades

by Neko, Yiran Ke, Wei Mi, Prince

PCIe Bus Upgraded from Gen 3 to PCIe Gen 4

In collaboration with SOPHON, we have resolved a known issue: PCIe bus not reaching Gen 4 levels. This was a software issue and not hardware-related. So, we’re pleased to announce that the Milk-V Pioneer PCIe bus software has been successfully upgraded from Gen 3 to Gen 4.

Optimized PCIe Configuration

After receiving feedback from users and conducting extensive testing, we’ve changed the Milk-V Pioneer’s PCIe bus specifications. The bus has been upgraded from three PCIe x 8 slots to one PCIe x 16 slot plus one PCIe x 8 slot.

The reasons behind this change are:

The benefits include:


Here are the adjusted Milk-V Pioneer motherboard specifications:

Milk-V Pioneer Motherboard

Milk-V Pioneer Box

The Box now utilizes the upgraded Pioneer board, with the following specifications:

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