Willen wrote:since most modern GARBAGE PC motherboards have sound, USB, Ethernet, Firewire (sometimes), and occasionally, parallel and serial ports built-in, the need for expansion cards is lower. And most newer motherboards have at least one or two PCI slots available.
Scintilla wrote:Okay, now I'm curious. Can you show me some motherboards that DON'T have integrated sound, NIC, and USB? I've been under the impression for a while now that they all did, regardless of price (except <i>maybe</i> the ones meant for servers rather than consumer-grade computers).
Some higher end mother boards don't even HAVE PCI slots because they're considered so deficient and eventually nearlly ALL modern motherboards will be that way (of course by then they'll probably be yet another emerging technology to take its place)
Joe88 wrote:sound cards still use PCI as well as things like capture cards, TV tuners, ect...
its not near dead yet
most high performance boards come with 2x PCI
and usually 1x PCI-e 1x, 2-3x PCI-e 16x
also the only actually cards on newegg that work with PCI-e, there are only 2 cards
USB and firewire I think
also you cant compare a server mobo with a normal ATX single mobo
there just too different ...
Joe88 wrote:such as this high performance board
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