[lug] PCI-X question
Gary.Hodges at noaa.gov
Tue Aug 1 10:55:00 MDT 2006
David L. Anselmi wrote:
> Gary Hodges wrote:
>> Thanks for your comments. I did double check that the card is
>> backward compatible and it is. The PCI slots are v2.2 so run at 66
>> MHz. Does that put limit at ~260 MB/s? The video card will be in a
>> PCI Express slot and the NIC (Gigabit) is on-board. There won't be
>> any other cards.
> The real question is, do your video, NIC, and PCI slots share the same
> data path to the CPU? More at:
Thanks Dave. I just read the article. The writer convinced me that
Opteron systems implemented correctly are good. The AM2 seems to be an
update of the 939 CPUs to take advantage of DDR2 memory. Lots of
details and it starts getting confusing to me, but I think I'm somewhat
safe in assuming the good things about 939 have been rolled into AM2.
In reply to D.Stimits. I only looked at a couple sites (Newegg and
mwave), but I only found two single Opteron MBs with PCI-X and neither
have PCI Express. It seems PCI-X and PCI Express are mutually exclusive
on single CPU MBs. I saw a couple ~$500 SMP boards with both.
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