Category: PCI

THE END OF THE ROAD FOR PCI

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The Venerable old PCI slot which first was introduced with the Pentium 60 MHz and 66 Mhz processors. PCI was intended to deal with the ISA slot limitations and the VESA local bus extension. There is no shortage of socket AM4 motherboards with available PCI slots. All of the AM4 boards in the studio are …

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STORAGE CONTROLLERS

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Storage controllers are a standard device in Windows. This makes it much easier for independent hardware designers to design their products. Early on the MFM disks gamve way to RLL controllers which delivered 50% more storage. EIDE surfaced in 1987 in machines and discretely in 1988. EIDE went through some speed evolution before PCI Express …

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SOUNDBLASTER LIVE 5.1

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The Creative Labs Live 5.1 sound card is a very popular PCI solution for sound. The PCI slot has many advantages and sounds cards are now readily available. The Live 5.1 offers much better performance over the previous 16-bit cards. Creative did make a design mistake using 48 kHz sampling instead and did not implement …

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PCI ATA CARDS

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Along with the new Pentium 66 machines was a new PCI ATA card. The new BIOS in the Pentium was richer so less work is needed to be able to use the new cards. The biggest advantage of the PCI ATA card is the speed is dramatically better. The new PCI slot operates at 33 …

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