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What purpose does the PCIEx x1 slot serve if you only have PCI and PCIEx x16 cards?

Why can't I get a MoBo with 2 PCIEx x16 and 5 PCI?

And finally, what cards other than video cards come in PCIEx x1 format?

This has boggled my mind for a while now, and I think I'm going crazy...

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post #2 of 15
No such thing as a PCI-E 1x video card, I'm pretty sure that is.
SATA 2 cardsa are PCI-E 1x, and so will be the AGEIA PHYSX card. Same goes for the solid state DDR drive.
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post #3 of 15
NIC cards basically.
Pretty much what you use PCI for.
LoL
There is a mobo with 2 PCI-E x16.

EDIT: Ya I was gonna say that Ive never heard of a pci-e 1x video card!
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Originally Posted by Some_Idiot2
and so will be the AGEIA PHYSX card.
Hmm i read somewhere "PHYSX cards" are going no where, because of dual cores (and up coming quad cores) they are not needed anymore.


I think theres ment to be high end sound cards coming out in pcie, and Sata/scsi raid cards.
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Hmm i read somewhere "PHYSX cards" are going no where, because of dual cores (and up coming quad cores) they are not needed anymore.
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What about the 4x slot?
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is this PHYSX card you're talking about a ppu?
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post #9 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by HORSEtheusername
is this PHYSX card you're talking about a ppu?
thats what i was thinking aswell....
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http://www.matrox.com/mga/workstatio.../g550_pcie.cfm
Matrox make Two PCIe 1x gfx cards.
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