PCIe Gen 3 Test Cards

For Troubleshooting and Testing PCIe Gen 3 slots

  • Verify the port is capable of Gen 3 transmission speeds.
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot and load test the PCIe I/O functionality of your PC.
  • For use with compatible PassMark testing software (see below).

Benchmark Data Transfer

Check that data can be sent and received from the port

Check PCIe error rates and transmission speed (8Gbits/sec per lane, up to 5500MBps when using x4 edge) in Windows

Benchmark your PC's PCIe slots

Check if your PCIe slots are Gen3 8Gb/s or 5Gb/s or 2.5Gb/s

Fits into x8 PCIe slot. For x1 and x4 an adapter is required (not included in the kit).

Stress Testing

Verify that the system remains stable under long periods of load

Concurrently check multiple PCIe slots at the same time

Advanced Error Reporting

Monitor physical and link layer errors during stress testing

Reported errors include

  • Poisoned TLP (Uncorrectable)
  • Malformed TLP (Uncorrectable)
  • Bad TLP (Correctable)
  • Bad DLLP (Correctable)
  • Flow Control Protocol Error (Uncorrectable)
  • Replay Timer Timeout (Correctable)

AMD Kintex UltraScale+ FPGA KCU116

Please note: This is a Xilinx hardware evaluation kit. As such the warranty from Xilinx is 30days. These are expensive parts and are NOT suitable for high volume production line testing. We strongly recommend testing suspect PCIe slots with cheaper disposable hardware (e.g. GPU or NIC cards or short circuit tester) before using this card in a slot.

Introduction to the PCIe Gen3 Test Card

This is a quick introductory video of our PCIe Gen3 Test Card. In this video we cover how to install, test and troubleshoot your PCIe Gen3 slot .

Right-click to download in MP4 format. 55MB

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