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What devices work best in MSI mode VS PCI, for gaming? Does one cause more system lag when enabled than the other?
     
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MSI is a company that produces computer components; motherboards, graphics cards.
PCI is an outdated connector primarily for motherboards.

Neither of these are "modes"
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Short for Peripheral Component Interconnect, PCI was introduced by Intel in 1992. The PCI bus came in both 32-bit (133MBps) and 64-bit versions and was used to attach hardware to a computer. Although commonly used in computers from the late 1990s to the early 2000s, PCI has since been replaced with PCI Express.

The majority of current devices are designed for PCI Express (PCIe) which superseded PCI in multiple ways.

Any PCI Express card you buy to plug into your PCI Express slot on the motherboard should operate fine and not produce unwanted/unexpected system lag.
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MSI is a company that produces computer components; motherboards, graphics cards.
PCI is an outdated connector primarily for motherboards.

Neither of these are "modes"
The majority of current devices are designed for PCI Express (PCIe) which superseded PCI in multiple ways.

Any PCI Express card you buy to plug into your PCI Express slot on the motherboard should operate fine and not produce unwanted/unexpected system lag.

He is referring to Message Signal Interrupts (MSI-X actually) versus PCI mode (older version of MSI). From what I read, use whatever is native to the driver.
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Anyone?
     
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