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I believe PCI will be around for a while untill products made for PCI-e are at a comparable cost.

As far as tech goes I don't think we will see actual PCI slots anymore in a couple of years on Mobos. The bandwith issues of P55 are non existent with Sandy Bridge and socket 2011 SB CPUs will provide 32-40 lanes internally with more provided by the chipset (speculative).

So you PCI products will work fine with the new tech anyways. The only issue I see is Mobo board arrangement could limit the number of PCI devices you can actually install.
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post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by InF3Rnus View Post
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...

^ 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.
its not really possible for a sound card to saturate a pci slot :s
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Originally Posted by nubz View Post
Not for a while now because I still use my PCI slots still, sound cards, tv tuners and other fun stuff.
exactly !! this guys talked with intel and the big boys in the industry and told he still use the PCI slots.. so, they agree not to phase them out
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