Intel: Bye-Bye, PCI Bus, Nice Knowing You

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ProtoJMB

I have my X-Fi Xtreme Music that I refuse to give up! None of the new PCIe X-Fi cards live up to the original X-Fi series, as the original X-Fi cards support Dolby/DTS decoding on the card itself! I see no reason to get a new Titaniaum X-Fi card, I don't see what it has over my Xtreme Music at all. If I have to, I will rock a P55 board on my next upgrade. = P

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Mighty BOB!

Noes! Mah sound card is only a year and a half old!

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eric0rr

honestly the pci bus seemed like a staple in hard ware for me, i guess i was wrong, but this is a shocker!

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M-ManLA

I am glad Inel is doing this. I had posted somewhere on a site a few years ago that this will happen, and everyone dissagreed with me. To me this is good news. I am planning to buy a dual socket motherboard and I need as much PCIe slots that I can get. 

 

Electronically charged

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lunchbox73

Dammit, I just bought a PCI Flux Capacitor.

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violian

My PCI-bus is empty right now. It used to be occupied by an ethernet card, but now I'm using a USB-wireless adapter to get internet connection. Most new soundcards are PCI-express nowadays. And all motherboards I've ever encountered has built-in ethernet ports.

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noobstix

Since mobo manufacturers have gotten on-board audio and ethernet down, they've pretty much eliminated the use of most PCI cards.  Oh well, I don't plan on upgrading for a long while so I'll still be using my sound card (which by the time this stuff becomes the standard, it'll probably be 10 years old).

Mobo: MSI 770-C45

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE

Memory: 6GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3

Video: 1GB Diamond ATI Radeon HD5770

Monitor: 19" Viewsonic VX1935wm

HDD: 320GB Western Digital SATA

CD/DVD: Pioneer DVR-111D

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jlh304

Well you could always use a pci express to pci adapter if you really have to use an older card. 

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Jeffredo

One regularly (sound card) the other occasionally - a hardware based US Robotics modem for when I move and am waiting a week for the DSL to get going at the new place.  Kind of a moot point though - I haven't used anything but AMD mobos since 2003.

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Bender2000

Do you think the sound card and modem will make it into your next upgrade? If you have to settle for an older MoBo next time just for them, that is lame. Admit it. I've found after a while you run out of driver support and have to ditch the old stuff anyway.

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aviaggio

like your PCI-based X-Fi card

You took the words right out of my mouth. For what I paid for this thing I need to get another 3-5 years out of it. 

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n0b0dykn0ws

Are they going to provide enough lanes?

As long as they can provide enough lanes I'm all for this.

Choke the hell out of it and it's bad.

n0b0dykn0ws

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gendoikari1

Especially given Intel's plan to slap everything into the processor (like LGA1156's lack of lanes). 

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n0b0dykn0ws

Are they going to provide enough lanes?

As long as they can provide enough lanes I'm all for this.

Choke the hell out of it and it's bad.

n0b0dykn0ws

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Bender2000

Other than soundcards and TV tuners, what do you use PCI for? I applaud them taking the step forward, anyone lamenting this change has too much legacy stuff or are stuck with a niche requirement. Now can they also dump BIOS to that extensible thingy? Please?

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RtDK

I was planning on buying a supplemental fan for my rig that would plug into the PCI slot.

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Bender2000

Aren't those fans just slot occupying and they run off a MOLEX plug from the PSU?

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Blues22475

This isn't such a bad thing considering there are better expansion buses to utilize. Though folks who have PCI devices will be in a rut because mobo makers (consumer side anyway) will not provide the necessary expansion slot for them.

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