• Yokemate of Keyboards
    Yokemate of Keyboards
    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 11706 from 2003/5/22
    From: Germany
    > The 11,2 [...] can handle dual video cards (which only the X1000 can do)

    What about the X5000's x4 slot (the one behind the PCIe-PCIe bridge)? Wouldn't a normal PCIe x16 card work in it? (Btw, I also found R500, R600 and R800 cards with PCIe x1 connector).

    > No other NG system has the capability of supporting a full bandwith SATA card
    > (unless it might work in an X1000's X8 slot), as you need a controller with
    > more than one PCI-E lane (as an X1 slot doesn't have enough bandwidth).

    Yes, full-speed SATA3 needs 4 lanes of PCIe v1 or 2 lanes of PCIe v2. So what about the X5000's x4 slot (the one behind the PCIe-PCIe bridge)? Wouldn't a SATA3 card work full-speed in it, even if it was somehow limited to x2 speed by the bridge bottleneck?
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