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Re: newbie questions for amd64

On Mon, 17 Nov 2003, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 04:25:56PM -0500, Kyle Rose wrote:
>  > It's not PCI-X itself, but it's compatible with PCI-X slots: it will
>  > work in a 3.3V or 5V slot.
>  *ouch*
>  I remember they made some fuss about PCI-X parts a few months ago (was
>  it for SIGGRAPH?).  I hope they mean real PCI-X and not this, because
>  if I understand you correctly, this is a plain old PCI device, and
>  that's worse than AGP 1x.  And this card worked fine for DVD playback
>  on a dual Athlon machine?  Let's see... 33 MHz @ 32 bits is 132 MB/s,
>  which is an order of magnitude above DVD requirements.  Hmm...  maybe,
>  as long as you have DMA...

Sure the fuss wasn't about pci express? Because that is the magic solution
to all graphics and io issues (according to popular marketing myths at
least). PCI-X is just a plain old PCI at 64 bits and clocked at 100 or
133MHz, so a bit faster than the normal 64/66 PCI bus on older servers,
but not by that much.

/Mattias Wadenstein - have been bitten by the naming confusion in
discussions before.

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