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intel 6 series consumer chipset wont support PCI

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by DriedFrogPills, Jun 24, 2010.

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    I don't see how that's possible. Every PCI-Express device operates in the protocol of a PCI device albeit with the higher bandwidth (to the hardware as well as the OS). A chipset cannot do away with a PCI bus controller altogether. Maybe it just lacks pins for PCI slots. It better have a bigger PCI-Express hub to make up. As it is P55/H5x have a piss-poor PCI-E 1.1 8-lane (4* X1 + (1* X4 or 4* x1) hub that bottlenecks simple devices such as USB 3.0 controllers.

    Besides it's a bad move to remove PCI slots this soon. There still are plenty of PCI addon cards with the latest technologies out there (such as sound-cards, HDTV tuners, WiFi b/g/n cards, etc.), which don't need PCI-E bandwidth and yet use PCI to cater to the largest market (more motherboards have PCI than PCI-e only).
     
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    PCI Express audio cards are rare. They're all still PCI because 133 MB/s is all they need.
     
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