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Difference btwn PCI, PCI-X, PCIe, and any others I should know about???
Old 9th September 2007
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Question Difference btwn PCI, PCI-X, PCIe, and any others I should know about???

Just trying to do some research to learn for my next purchase. What are all these PCI, PCI-X, PCIe, etc. ????????

I've always used PCI and they work just fine, what are the others and what are the benefits and requirements?

Old 9th September 2007
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pci cards

The pci card is for g4s and the pci e card are for G5s.I believe the pcix card is for newer macs as well but maybe someone else will chime in here for you on the x card.Make sure your i/o is the right version for your card.

Old 10th September 2007
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All the info on PCI, PCI-X, PCIe:

Old 10th September 2007
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G4 was PCI
G5 was PCI-X, and for the last revision PCI-e
Intels are PCI-e

Basically they are upgrades of the PCI standard, X didn't change that much (some voltage differences) but the e revision is very different - the shape has changed and they are so much quicker. Some PCI-X cards could fit into PCI slots and visa versa, but PCI-e is completely different.
Old 10th September 2007
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That's the key...PCI cards often have revisions that are compatible with PCIx...Pci-E(xpress) is a completely different form factor.
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