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chiefnz
31-03-2005, 04:37 PM
Just read the latest issue of PCW mag and in particular page 47, the "Graphics Card Showdown" article. In the article there is a section on AGP vs PCI-Express.

Through the article there is reference to PCI-X, supposedly referring to the PCI-Express standard.

Now I am not argueing with the author, however to my knowledge, PCI-X was an upgraded version of the PCI bus standard which was supposed to have run speeds of 133, 266 & 533MHz.

So what am I saying is the article is incorrectly using the abbreviation PCI-X for PCI-Express when it should actually be PCI-E.

Please correct me if I am wrong in this regard.

Read more about the PCI-X bus standard here (http://www.interfacebus.com/Design_Connector_PCI_X.html)

Whatever did happen to the advent of the PCI-X bus standard?
Your comments appreciated?

cheers

chiefnz

Dannz
31-03-2005, 04:40 PM
Maybe its PCI eXpress :D

Scott Bartley
31-03-2005, 04:50 PM
That's it, I'm cancelling my subscription...

:D

KiwiTT_NZ
31-03-2005, 05:01 PM
Chiefnz - You are correct.

PCIe is the correct abbreviation for PCI-Express as our Servers have PCI-X slots

Biggles
31-03-2005, 05:08 PM
Ya, it is an error that wasn't picked up in proofing. We have all done the honourable thing and cut off our left pinky finger ....

Scouse
31-03-2005, 05:30 PM
Have a care Bruce. We don't want that pinky turning up in salads, etc. as has happened recently. :cool:

KiwiTT_NZ
31-03-2005, 05:37 PM
... our left pinky finger ....

A true touch typist :D

chiefnz
31-03-2005, 11:34 PM
So does this mean I'm in line for that 17" LCD monitor?

After all I did point out the error in a very gracious manner!

:D

cheers

chiefnz

Biggles
01-04-2005, 12:27 AM
Sorry, blood loss is effecting my short term memory .... what did you say?

beetle
01-04-2005, 12:34 AM
What about a Choccy fish?????

they are received quite well round here id say.....:D


makes things easier to keep mums the word...with the mouth full...
:p

b

chiefnz
01-04-2005, 11:13 AM
Sorry, blood loss is effecting my short term memory .... what did you say?
Awww c'mon Bruce show a little love... I've got the ol' X800XT ready I just need a matching 17" LCD to make things look uniform on the PC desk.

:D

cheers

chiefnz

Chilling_Silence
01-04-2005, 11:14 AM
I think it'd melt in the Mail

Metla
01-04-2005, 11:19 AM
The company I use for webhosting mail out a Peanut Slab to every new client.

Sure was squishy when it arrived....

chiefnz
01-04-2005, 12:36 PM
Ok... well how bout a chocolate LCD then?

:D

KiwiTT_NZ
01-04-2005, 12:58 PM
How about one of Jen's "Rhubarb Muffins (http://pressf1.co.nz/showthread.php?t=56166)"