Articles :: Expansion Slots Rev 1.3 :: Motherboards.org

MoboCop · 10-06-2004 · Category: Tech-planations

Introduction


Expansion slots on a motherboard are designed to accept peripheral cards that add functionality to a computer system, such as a video or a sound card. Over the years the expansion slot bus has been a major system bottleneck, and just as new processors are constantly released to improve system performance new BUS standards are being designed and released, although on a much slower schedule.

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. VESA Local Bus
  3. PCI
  4. AGP
  5. PCI Express

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