Peripheral Component Interconnect
Created by Intel to replace the IBM's MCA.
Created for standardization
Video Card (legacy or hard to find)
Disk controllers (IDE)
Peripheral Component Interconnect extended
Developed by IBM, Compaq/HP.
X only found in servers
Overcome limitations of PCI
Introduction of faster products
Fiber & Gigabit Ethernet
North Bridge & South Bridge
Communicates and handles all the information received from your components.
Handles communication from RAM (depends on manufacture) to the CPU
Handles communication from the South Bridge to the CPU.
Think of them like secretaries to the CPU.
Accelerated Graphics Port
Created by Intel
Interface made for Graphics
No longer used (legacy)
PCI VS AGP
Why AGP when you have PCI?
PCI can’t handle the Graphical Demand
Integrated GPU into North Bridge
Created by Intel, Dell, HP, and IBM
So WHY another Port?
Made to handle any component
Replacement for AGP and PCI
PCI express versions
They are forward compatible with each other.
Allows for high
end & low end card
Also helps manufacture