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Old 09-27-2005, 08:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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In my A+ hardware course there was an arguement about the new PCI-E for video cards. I was hoping someone here could shed some light on the subject mainly concerning the PCI-E slot. Is it like PCI slots and use the motherboard bus with busmastery or is it like AGP and have its own bus? And how fast do they actually operate. I found some information on how fast the PCI-E can and should run at but nothing on how it actualy runs. hope someone can shed some light on the subject.
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Old 09-27-2005, 10:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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They are 2 different buses
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Old 09-27-2005, 11:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express

All it takes is a simple google search.
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Old 09-27-2005, 11:19 AM   #4 (permalink)
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actualy the wikipedia article didnt give me ALL the info i needed mainly concerning the bus and how it works. but i found it on other forums and i got the answers i need. but thank you for the link
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