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Well there's two reasons. One is that software keeps getting more and more complicated. The other is that with the new technologies come new standards that the old pieces don't conform to and therefore won't work with. I'll use graphics cards as an example.

In the beginning, the IBM PC/XT and its clones had 8-bit bus slots. This is where the video card (such as it was) would be plugged in. As time went by, 16-bit computing came to the consumer market with the advent of the IBM AT (Advanced Technology) and the Intel 80286 CPU. The 8-bit slots now were 16-bit slots called ISA. Fortunately, 8-bit cards continued to function in ISA slots but the 16-bit ISA cards outperformed them and so nobody wanted the 8-bit cards anymore. The same thing happened when the industry advanced again with the 32-bit Intel 80386DX and SX. The bus architecture changed to the 32-bit EISA which again was backwards-compatible with ISA. Things changed during the time of the 486 when the VESA standard appeared. It didn't dominate the market because it didn't have time to. EISA was already entrenched and just as VESA started to catch on, a familiar face appeared. The familiar face was PCI, it was introduced just before the original Pentium and was the fastest bus slot ever seen. The PCI slot dominated for awhile but computing got progressively more graphic intensive and the PCI slot couldn't cope because it is a shared bus (All the PCI slots on the motherboard share bandwidth with each other). AGP was introduced in 1997 (AGP 1x) and got progressively faster with 2x, 4x and finally 8x. PCI-Express v1.0 appeared and immediately offered double the bandwidth of AGP. AGP's days were now numbered. PCI-Express v1.0 was upgraded to PCI-Express v1.1 but even that was soon superceded by PCI-Express v2.0 which again doubled the bandwidth over PCI-Express v1.0/1.1. Although PCI-Express v2.0 is completely backwards compatible with previous versions of PCI-Express, it is not compatible with AGP at all which is why new cards were needed for motherboards with PCI-Express. This was true for EISA/VESA - PCI, PCI - AGP and now AGP - PCI-Express. The slot changed to accomodate new techology and so the cards had to change with it. Similar events occurred with every standard in the computer industry and new products had to be used to match the new and more advanced hardware standards. There's your one-time answer. :-)

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