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    When will we see other PCI-Express cards apart from GFX?

    When will we see PCI-Express cards like soundcards, TV-cards, etc?

    Haven't been keeping up with recent PCI-Express news, and can't recall any being mentioned.

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    I know ATi's new PVR chip will come in both pci and pci-e flavours

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    I'll be upgrading to a PCIe RAID 5 card early next year (drop it in to replace my PCI model... bo selecta!)

    They won't use 16 lane PCIe though, more like 1x.
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    I've seen a few PCI-Express network cards about on some specialist sites. What else needs that extra speed tho?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TiG
    I've seen a few PCI-Express network cards about on some specialist sites. What else needs that extra speed tho?
    See my above post

    PCI can't handle more than 133MB/s - so that's less than a SATA burst at full rate. Add four SATA channels in RAID5 and you've got some serious sustained and burst potential there... cue PCIe!
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