PCI express

By AtK SpAdE
Nov 2, 2005
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  1. Once and awhile i have things that bug me. It never a major problem, just things that i dont understand. (one of these was how to pronounce howards last name)

    Anyways this time its PCI-express. I understand it uses serial, blah blah blah.

    But why isnt PCI-X8 or PCI-X1 used? Is there a flaw, or has it just not caught on?

    Another quesition is it abbrviated PCI-X or PCI-E?

    Sean
  2. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,195

    Pci-express is pci-e. Pci-X is another type of slot used in servers.
    Pci-e x1 has some uses, like firewire cards, sata cards, gigabit ethernet cards, matrox even has a graphics card for it.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833127163
    I think some sata controllers can use a pci-e x8 config(x8 isn't as popular). I don't know what x4 would be used for.
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