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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...


Thanks
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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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ah

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Not to hijack.... but what is a ppu?
 

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physics processing unit


Can anyone elaborate a bit more about what it's for?
 

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It takes the load of physics off of the cpu. The same way graphics cards took the load off the cpu back in the early days of gpu's, and still do.
 

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But isn't physics just a lot of mathematical equations? Wouldn't this be done under the ALU? What applications require the computer to do loads of physics?
 
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