[Wolves] PCI slots
rob.annable at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 12:26:24 BST 2004
On Tue, 05 Oct 2004 11:51:34 +0100, David Goodwin <dg at clocksoft.com> wrote:
> >>I _thought_ the 64bit/66mhz slots were backwards compatible with older
> >>(standard) pci cards... I don't know if this is true though.
> > You'd think so wouldn't you? I've just learnt about this new 800Mbps
> > firewire (1394b) - perhaps that only works with 64-bit stuff?
> Quite likely, the standard PCI bus can't do much more than 100mbits
> sustained afaik.
> See http://www.pcguide.com/ref/mbsys/buses/funcBandwidth-c.html
Thanks David, I'll use this to go and kneecap the rep who's trying to
sell me the machine.
Here's a curious point; according to the table of speeds in the link
you gave me, even a 64-bit PCI slot only has a throughput of 508.6
Mbps...surely that means it won't run the 800Mbps firecards at full
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