PCIe Gen3 Test Cards

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)