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When will PCI be dead?

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Please not that I am not talking about any variation of the PCIe slot. The plain old, typically white, regular PCI slot is what I am referring to. I was just wondering when it will finally be phased out. Anyone know? Won't be long before pretty much everything saturates its bus.
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post #2 of 13
Not for a while now because I still use my PCI slots still, sound cards, tv tuners and other fun stuff.
post #3 of 13
there's no reason for it to die, it does everything it's meant to just as well as it always has
    
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Soon for sure, I think the new P67 chipset doesn't even have a PCI controller. P67 boards with PCI have a PCI-E to PCI controller in them. I'd be surprised if we see any Ivy Bridge boards with PCI.

It's practically dead, they just throw it in just in case, just like PATA and the rare floppy header. I'm pretty sure you can get any PCI device in PCI-Express now. It might last a little longer in the server market since people will want to upgrade servers but keep some existing cards.
post #5 of 13
Considering ISA slots were still around on Pentium 4 boards might even be on some newer boards I imagine it'll be a while even though most stuff is available for PCIe now. Really though why get rid of it I would rather buy a PCI Sound card or nic if needed than pay 3 to 4 times as much for a PCIe card. Also the PCI is good for troubleshooting.
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It will still be around for a while like PS/2 and VGA.
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ps/2 will always be around, its faster for keyb. than usb
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post #8 of 13
although there is still a huge market for it I think they will be gone quite soon, you can however get pci-e to pci adapters smile.gif
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post #9 of 13
As soon as it is no longer a reasonable format. i.e. The higher end cards start to max out its bandwidth... I say give it two years or so...wink.gif

^ ignore that...

I don't know.. There really isn't a need to eliminate it yet for sound cards and such... I guess it won't be eliminated till even those kinds of cards fully saturate it.
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post #10 of 13
Why?Does it bother you or something?I use pci devices all the time in new pc builds I see no reason to get rid of it.
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