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I've been reading that the P67 chipset will not support PCI cards natively. This comes as a concern to me as I have a Xonar ST PCI sound card, which I greatly prefer to onboard sound cards. I don't want to have to sell it :x
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Yes the P67 PCH(platform controller hub) is not a northbridge or IOH like the X58 it doesn't support the PCI-E slots. What does support PCI-E is the LGA1155 SandyBrdige Processor. Native it supports 8lanes of PCI-E 3.0 @ 5GT/S right now 16xPCI-E is at 2.5GT/S and so the LGA1155 supports 16x lanes of PCI-E 2.5GT/S like its predecessor LGA1156.

Checkout the link in my sig to my review of the P67A-UD7 as well as the link to the sandybridge architecture article.
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Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post
Yes the P67 PCH(platform controller hub) is not a northbridge or IOH like the X58 it doesn't support the PCI-E slots. What does support PCI-E is the LGA1155 SandyBrdige Processor. Native it supports 8lanes of PCI-E 3.0 @ 5GT/S right now 16xPCI-E is at 2.5GT/S and so the LGA1155 supports 16x lanes of PCI-E 2.5GT/S like its predecessor LGA1156.

Checkout the link in my sig to my review of the P67A-UD7 as well as the link to the sandybridge architecture article.
I think he is referring to actual pci slots, like old school pci.
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OHHH um from what I can see nad if you read my review, no It does not, but it seems all the boards have at least 1PCI slot, the P67A-UD7 has 2, as do most giggayte P67 boards through an ite PCI-E bridge, that doesn't interfere with the PCI-E slots bandwidth.
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I think he is referring to actual pci slots, like old school pci.
This.

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OHHH um from what I can see nad if you read my review, no It does not, but it seems all the boards have at least 1PCI slot, the P67A-UD7 has 2, as do most giggayte P67 boards through an ite PCI-E bridge, that doesn't interfere with the PCI-E slots bandwidth.
What's the point of the PCI slot if the chipset doesn't support it... is there a 3rd party controller?

Looks like I'll have to ditch my sound card T_T
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is there a 3rd party controller?
There is. Any P67 board you see with PCI slots is using an ITE bridge.
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There is. Any P67 board you see with PCI slots is using an ITE bridge.
So finally i know the use of ITE chips...
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There is. Any P67 board you see with PCI slots is using an ITE bridge.
Woo, good to know

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its a bridge not a controller. AKA it just lets the PCI slots work off the PCI-E bus from the P67 PCH. believe me its not slowing down your soundcard or eating any bandwidth from your cards.
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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
There is. Any P67 board you see with PCI slots is using an ITE bridge.
Not all. Some (ASUS and I assume AsRock) use the ASM1083 PCI bridge
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