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Intel Will No Longer Be Supporting PCI.

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    Intel Will No Longer Be Supporting PCI.


    Intel Will No Longer Be Supporting PCI.

    Starting next year, with H77, Z75, and the Z77 chipsets, Intel will no longer include a PCI controller on their chipsets. After 20 years of service the end of PCI is coming of age.

    I wish I had a link for the article I was reading. Can't seem to find it. If anyone else finds the link please post it. Thanks.

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    RIP PCI!!! At least you have some good friends as company... ISA, VESA Local Bus, AGP...

    Here's one...

    Intel says farewell to PCI bus | Sir Arthur's Den

    and another...

    Intel to Cease Supporting PCI Bus with Select 6-Series Chipsets - X-bit labs

    LOL!
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    Canada
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    Windows 7 Home Premium FR x64


    Wow... bad news for Sound card makers like HT|Omega wish seem to hate PCI-Express.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
    Wow... bad news for Sound card makers like HT|Omega wish seem to hate PCI-Express.
    Must be a Canadian company... never heard of HT|Omega...
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    Canada
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    Here : HT Omega - The Next Generation in Audio.
    Except for the eClaro, everything is on PCI. I have the Claro myself.

    Oh and...
    HT Omega is a US based company operating out of California that manufactures multimedia hardware and peripherals. With a dedicated R&D division for PC and professional audio components, HT Omega is quickly expanding into the global market for consumer PC audio equipment based on Dolby Digital and DTS technologies.

    Game users and home entertainment enthusiasts around the world use HT Omega for the ultimate results.
    Who said they were Canadian?
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    That was about time. PCI is quite old and already left its legacy.

    PCI Technology Overview: http://cs.unc.edu/Research/stc/FAQs/pci-overview.pdf
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    I am sure that this has to do with the fact the PCIE gen 3 is coming out soon. After all it makes sense, adopt new technology, drop old technology -----> more push for innovation.
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    Asus has commented that they will have a very limited models that will have these new chips with PCI on another controler. How well it will work I do not know. I reminds me of when my old 775 MB had the IDE and Esata on the same contoler which cause all kinds of issues.
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    Change is inevitable, you will be assimilated
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    After my next build I guess I will need to replace my Linksys PCI wireless N card. When I bought it it was the best card on the market. So who makes the best Wireless N pcie card?
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