[svlug] motherboard recommendations

Lord Sauron lordsauronthegreat at gmail.com
Wed Mar 22 16:22:20 PST 2006

On 3/22/06, Jeff Frost <jeff at frostconsultingllc.com> wrote:
> 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.

There was a big thing recently where some crazy manufacturer made a
quad-SLI system (4x PCIe x16, I think).  I think we all agree though:
4 512MB GeForce 7800GTX cards is a wee bit overkill.  I suppose you
could rip out the graphics cards (giving me one, of course ; ) and put
in some other hardware, but I have a strange feeling indicating a
quad-SLI machine is a bit above any of our price ranges...

> Looks like the Tyan K8E has 2 PCIe x1 slots and one PCIe x16 slot:
> http://tyan.com/products/html/tomcatk8e.html
> Also, looking at that photo, the x1 slots appear differently sized and
> oriented than the x16 slots.
> --
> Jeff Frost, Owner       <jeff at frostconsultingllc.com>
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