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PCI slots being phased out in upcoming generations?

post #1 of 10
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Hey guys,

I'll likely be upgrading to Ivy Bridge or IB-E as my next upgrade. However, I'm looking to buy a Xonar Essence ST sound card which is the PCI version of the card. Since the 1 x PCI-E slot of my E760 is right next to the mobo heat-sink the PCI-E version of the essence won't fit.

I don't mind dropping $200 on the card but do you think that the high-end like ROG IB or IB-E boards with the new chipsets (not the 1155 or 2011 boards) will have PCI slots?
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post #2 of 10
Never heard of Companies dropping PCI slots, don't think they can since at lot of components are still used as PCI today.
post #3 of 10
In high-end boards, yes it will be.

In lower-end boards, probably not.
post #4 of 10
I am in a similar situation. It does appear that they are going the way of the ISA slot, unfortunately. I'm sure that you will be able to find boards with PCI in the future, but maybe not the ones with all the bells and whistles.
post #5 of 10
You most likely won't see PCI slot in high-end board, especially IB-E. PCI will continue to live in mainstream however.
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Yet onboard sound is still garbage
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post #7 of 10
garbage how ? i use my onboard sound through digital optical to my home theatre setup .

It sounds unreal , your way too picky ..

PCI slots wont get phased out , not yet , not for a while .
    
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post #8 of 10
Just to give you guys an idea, look at COM port and LPT port. Many mainstream motherboards still includes these headers for legacy support.

Onboard audio don't suck, they are just behind from sound card (Myself went from ALC892 to Xonar D1).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Xristo View Post
It sounds unreal , your way too picky ..
When you're not picky consumers get stuck with mediocrity.
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post #10 of 10
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I guess we shall see!
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