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PCIe Test Cards

High Quality PCIe Test Cards for Troubleshooting and Testing

Check the transmission speed, stability, and voltage of your PCIe slot with our new PCIe Test Card!

PCIe Test Cards are one of the fastest methods to diagnose, troubleshoot and load test your PC's PCI-e I/O functions.

When used with compatible PassMark testing software (see below) it is possible to:

  • Quickly check if a PCIe slot is powered, with an indicator LED for each power pin on the PCIe connector
  • Measure the voltage of the PCIe slot 12V, 3.3V and 3.3Vaux power rails;
  • Measure the 12V and 5V lines directly from your PSU's 4-pin Molex or SATA power connector;
  • 'Power Fail' LEDs indicate whether the voltages are within spec without running any software
  • Monitor power rails for transient noise/spikes/brown-out using 1MHz dual-channel oscilloscope mode
  • Monitor temperature inside the case (0°C to 125°C, ±2°C);
  • Check that data can be sent and received from the port;
  • Check PCIe error rates and transmission speed (5Gbits/sec per lane, up to 1200MBps when using x4 edge) in Windows;
  • Fits into any length PCIe slot, can test 1 or 4 lanes at PCIe gen2 speeds;
  • Verify that the system remains stable under long periods of load;
  • Concurrently check multiple PCIe slots at the same time;
  • Benchmark your PC's PCIe slots;
  • Check if your PCIe slots are Gen2 5Gb/s or Gen1 2.5Gb/s 
Quantity Price (USD) ORDERING
1 - 4 $189.05
(5% off) $199.00
5 - 10 $170.05
(5% off) $179.00
11 or more $152.00
(5% off) $160.00

These prices do not include shipping and do not include the BurnInTest Professional software. A MOLEX to 15-pin SATA adapter for voltage rail monitoring is included in the price.

An easy-to-use PCIe data loopback, throughput and voltage tester, the PassMark PCIe Test Card is an effective tool for verifying a PCIe slot is performing to specification.

Twenty-four on-board LEDs provide quick visual indications of I/O activity, data errors and power. Dedicated per-pin LEDs indicate which voltages are supplied to the slot (12V, 3.3V, 3.3Vaux) and from the PSU (12V and 5V), where 'Power Fail' LEDs paired with constant voltage sampling automatically reports whether any of the rails are outside of PCIe/ATX power spec.

When used with the Windows PCIeTest application, the user can run data loopback and benchmark tests in various test configurations. Benchmark tests use a bus-master DMA controller to maximise test transfer speeds between high-speed integrated LSRAM and system RAM up to a maximum theoretical speed of 5Gbps per lane. Note: After factoring in 8b/10b encoding, the raw maximum theoretical speed is 500 MBps and thus less for measurements of actual data payload throughput.

The PassMark PCIe Test Card also operates as a real-time voltage and temperature monitoring device, allowing the user to view PCIe and power supply voltage rails and temperature measurements over time.

Each Test Card carries a unique serial number that can be used to distinguish between multiple connected devices. No additional connections or power supply is required beyond the PCIe slot, (except when monitoring PSU 12V and 5V rails). Extra-thick 100 µinch hard gold plating on 150 µinch nickel fingers ensure greater durability and rated insertion cycling than typical PCIe cards.


Specifications
Size: 140mm x 69mm x 20mm (5.5 x 2.7 x 0.8 inches)
Weight: 32g (1.3oz)
Product Code: PM080

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Technical Specifications

PCIe Standard: Gen2 and Gen1
(also compatible with Gen3 up to Gen2 speeds)
Plug and play: Compliant
Physical connector: x1 and x4 PCIe edge connectors (card can be flipped)
PCIe Transfer modes: DMA - Direct memory access
Clock speed: 166MHz
Device memory: 96KB of high speed integrated LSRAM
ADC Sample Rate: 1MHz per channel, dual channel (up to 2 million voltage measurements per second)
No. of Channels 2 (up to 2 channels can be measured simultaneously)
No. of Measurement Sources: 6 (Voltage rails & Temperature)
Voltage Rails Monitored 12V PCIe, 3.3V PCIe, 3.3Vaux, 12V PSU, 5V PSU
ADC Resolution: 12 bits
Size: 85mm x 45mm x 12mm (3.4 x 1.8 x 0.5 inches)
Weight: 32g (1.4oz)
Indicators: Top Side
Green LEDs for each 12V pin (5)
Red LED = 12V out of spec'd range
Green LEDs for each 3.3V pin (3)
Red LED = 3.3V out of spec'd range
Green LED for 3.3V aux rail
Green LED for 12V PSU rail (from Molex/SATA connector)
Red LED = 12V out of spec'd range
Green LED for 5V PSU rail (from Molex/SATA connector)
Red LED = 5V out of spec'd range
Bottom Side
Yellow LED = TX Activity
Green LED = RX Activity
Red LED = I/O Error
Orange LED = Sleep
Green LED = PCIe Gen2/3
Yellow LED = Misc
Green LED = Loopback Mode
Yellow LED = Benchmark Mode
Orange LED = Oscilloscope Mode
EMC standards: AS/NZS 3548:1995, EC.
Storage Temperature: -30 ºC to 80 ºC
Usage Temperature: 0 ºC to 70ºC
Max speed: 5 Gbits/sec per lane
Model number: PMPCIE02 
RoHS (Lead free) : Yes
C-Tick Compliance Tested: Yes

The specifications above are for the PassMark PCIe Test Card.

Included

Compatibility

Windows 32bit: Windows 7, 8 & 10 are supported.
Windows 64bit: Server 2012, Windows 7, 8 and 10 are supported.
Linux: Compatible with BurnInTest for Linux V3.4 and above

Windows XP, Vista and Mac are not supported.

In order to use the PCIe Test Card you also need one of the following 3 software applications.

A) BurnInTest Professional v8.1 or higher
B) BurnInTest for Linux V3.4 or higher
C) The free stand alone PCIeTest software for Windows. Download here

PCIe slots of all sizes are supported, however the test card can only test up to the first four lanes of any slot.

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