[svlug] motherboard recommendations

Jeff Frost jeff at frostconsultingllc.com
Wed Mar 22 13:13:04 PST 2006

On Wed, 22 Mar 2006, Nick Austin wrote:

> Looks like AGP has a few limitations. I can't wait to see the next generation
> of super high speed PCIe 16x devices. :)
> Are there any motherboards with more then two PCIe 16x slots? Can you put a
> 1x card in a 16x slot?

The most I've seen thus far are 2, but that doesn't mean there aren't boards 
with more.  I would guess they'll start having less PCI slots and more PCI-e 
slots after manufacturers start putting out more PCIe devices.

Looks like the Tyan K8E has 2 PCIe x1 slots and one PCIe x16 slot:


Also, looking at that photo, the x1 slots appear differently sized and 
oriented than the x16 slots.

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