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Old 08-26-2006, 02:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What is a 1 x PCI-E x 1 slot used for?

I noticed a lot of motherboards have these, what are they used for?

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Old 08-26-2006, 03:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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umm i think some network adapters use them, and maybe some SATA controller cards etc, but they are not really used that much at the moment.

i think the plan is that they will become used in the future, as an alternative to PCI.

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Ageia PhysX cards will use them, as well as 4X slots..
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I think there are some sound devices that use them, I'm not sure what though. I'm thinking something MIDI, but I dunno.

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