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Using PCI Devices (Sound Card) on Z87?

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Since Intel is no longer including PCI from their newer chipsets (ex: Z87), motherboard manufacturers are relying on third party controllers to provide the PCI slots on newer boards. Do you think there would be a difference in quality if you were using a high end device in one of these PCI slots? Like let's say I was using a high end sound card, for example the HT Omega Claro Halo XT - would it perform a lot worse compared to a board with a native PCI slot? Or is it best to just get a PCI-E equivalent?
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Intel didn't support PCI since P67 actually. More business oriented LGA1155 chipsets still had support for it though. That's different for LGA1150 because no chipset for it supports PCI.

Anyway similar with SB/IB, there shouldn't be a quality difference as long as it works. Sometimes PCI devices refuse to work with the PCI-E to PCI bridges
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