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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 10:05 am 
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Nice.

Now all we need is a 64-bit Prescott EE and I'll be all set to get a new Lappy.


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Flytrap7 wrote:
Nice.

Now all we need is a 64-bit Prescott EE and I'll be all set to get a new Lappy.


as well as 1x pci-e

mmm mmm goodness


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We'd need at the very least 4x and 8x for the desktop replacement system.

I'm thinking this because if it's just a 1x PCI-e bus, you'll have all the system devices fighting for bandwidth. Imagine your gigabit ethernet, video chip, sound chip, HDD controller, Firewire 1394b, USB2, CardExpress slots, and the WiFi all running on the same 1x PCI-e bus.

I'd feel a lot better if the bus was a bit wider like 4x or 8x. Hell even 2x would be a great improvement.


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Flytrap7 wrote:
We'd need at the very least 4x and 8x for the desktop replacement system.

I'm thinking this because if it's just a 1x PCI-e bus, you'll have all the system devices fighting for bandwidth. Imagine your gigabit ethernet, video chip, sound chip, HDD controller, Firewire 1394b, USB2, CardExpress slots, and the WiFi all running on the same 1x PCI-e bus.

I'd feel a lot better if the bus was a bit wider like 4x or 8x. Hell even 2x would be a great improvement.


i know that 1x is in the plans for the next laptops. i think 4x and 8x are too big for the laptops


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BiggPa wrote:
i know that 1x is in the plans for the next laptops. i think 4x and 8x are too big for the laptops


Depends on the laptop.

If you're going to buy a Pentium-M or Celeron eMachines over at CompUSA, then yeah I think you'll get stuck with a 1x PCI-e bus.

If you go with a monster sized, heavy-ass, 14lb Monster Desktop Replacement from Clevo or Dell, then yeah you'll get a 4x PCI-e bus.

It's all just extra trace lines and a slightly larger controller chip.


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