PCI Express x1 slot

  fishmad pete 22:12 09 Jan 2005

I know you can get PCI Express x16 video cards but on most motherboards there is a x1 slot. What cards (modem/lan etc)can you buy to use the x1 slot. Maybe I am looking in the worng place but I can't say I have seen any advertisements for card that fit the PCI-e x1 slots.

  LastChip 22:45 09 Jan 2005

I think you may be misunderstanding the x1.

When Motherboard manufacturers refer to PCI Express x1, they mean there is one PCI Express slot, as against for example PCI x5 (5 PCI slots).

As far as I am aware, the current generation of PCI Express slots are all x16 speed.

  fishmad pete 06:46 10 Jan 2005

No i don't think so. If you look at the specification of the asus A8N-sli board it has 2 x16 slots and 2 x1 slot althouth one x1 slot is shared with a x16 slot

  temp003 10:44 10 Jan 2005

I still haven't heard or read any product for a PCIe x1 slot either.

x1 is the standard PCIe base speed or bandwidth. x16's theoretical bandwidth is 16 times as fast.

  LastChip 17:30 10 Jan 2005

It's the first time I've come across this and did some research.

There are Network cards available for the PCI Ex x1 slot, but it appears little else at the moment. click here for one example.

It seems that PCI Ex x1, will eventually take over the PCI function as we know it today, however, the trend it seems with motherboards at the moment, is to integrate a lot of what would have been add on cards, so that must leave one wondering, what these slots will be used for.

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