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How can i tell the difference between pci slots and pcie slots

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    Difference Between PCI and PCI-Express

    PCI-Express is the new standard for faster video cards. Most
    new video cards coming out today are designed for PCI-Express as most
    new motherboards and computers being made today are supporting this new
    connection.
    A PCI-Express video card is NOT backwards compatible with PCI. So
    what you need to determine is if your computer is PCI-Express. A Sony
    Vaio from 2 years ago will most likely have either PCI or AGP
    connection. The order of video card types (listed slowest to fastest)
    is:

    PCI
    AGP
    PCI-Express
    To see if you have AGP, take a look at System Properties in your
    Control Panel and click on Hardware tab, then Device Manager. Look to
    see if you have an AGP controller under Display Adapters. If you just
    see PCI, then you only have a PCI connection, in which case you are
    limited to a PCI-only video card.

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Difference Between PCI and PCI-Express PCI-Express is the new standard for faster video cards. Most new video cards coming out today are designed for PCI-Express as most new motherboards and computers being made today are supporting this new connection. A PCI-Express video card is NOT backwards compatible with PCI. So what you need to determine is if your computer is PCI-Express. A Sony Vaio from 2 years ago will most likely have either PCI or AGP connection. The order of video card types (listed slowest to fastest) is:

  • PCI
  • AGP
  • PCI-Express
To see if you have AGP, take a look at System Properties in your Control Panel and click on Hardware tab, then Device Manager. Look to see if you have an AGP controller under Display Adapters. If you just see PCI, then you only have a PCI connection, in which case you are limited to a PCI-only video card.

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Http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/pci-express-slots.gif
Click the link above for pictures of PCI express slots.
The next picture on the link below will give you a beter idea of of how it looks on a Motherboard
http://www.d-silence.com/articles/graphics/asus.jpg

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The Peripheral Component Interconnect or more commonly known as PCI is a standard for connecting a lot of devices inside your computer to extend its capabilities. Devices like sound cards, modems, NIC, TV Tuners, and some video cards have at some point or another have used the PCI port.
PCI express ( PCI-E ) is a much improved version in terms of speed. PCIe uses a serial interface instead of the old parallel interface used by PCI. It also utilizes individual buses for each of the devices connected to it instead of a shared one like what PCI uses. The difference in speed is quite huge when comparing the standard PCI slot which runs at 133MB/s to a 16 slot PCIe that can send or receive up to 16GB/s.

The most common use for PCIe nowadays is with graphics cards which benefits hugely from the huge bandwidth provided by the interface.
1. PCIe is much faster compared to PCI.
2. PCIe uses a serial interface while PCI uses a parallel interface.
3. PCIe speed is classified into lanes, each capable of delivering up to 1GB/s data transfer.
4. PCI slots are standardized while PCIe slots vary depending on the number of lanes the slot is intended for.
5. Despite PCIe superiority, most manufacturers still use the PCI standard for their devices.

Unlike PCI slots which are the same size for all devices, PCIe slots can differ depending on which form factor it accepts. The longest would be the 16 lane slot and understandably, the shortest is for the x1 devices.

I hope this much information is enough for you to understand the difference between both of them. If you need any more help let me know.. !

Posted on May 13, 2010

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