PCI Express x1 cards have been quite scarce since its
release a couple years ago. Two Japanese companies have released new PCI
Express x1 adapters for desktop PCs that convert PCI to PCI Express x1 and ExpressCard to PCI
quote: As far as PCI Express (PCIe) is concerned, which is the next bus, what we found is that the performance of PCIe is truly bad for audio. We are seeing four times degradation on the bus for audio.
PCIe is designed for graphics and high data transfer, but audio sends very small packets and the overhead can be very big! Moving the data across PCIe is much, much higher than PCI. So what we have to do is go back to the drawing board and work on the transport part of the chip and re-design it to add more silicon to overcome some of the problems we had with PCIe. So for us to come up with a PCIe solution is going to take a while because we have to overcome the problems we're facing with that bus.
quote: I know its not possible
quote: It might be possible, but you wouldn't be able to run on the PCIe bus. You'd be stuck transmitting a PCIe protocol over a standard PCI bus, which would limit the bandwidth drastically, since the PCIe device is serial in nature (two-way traffic), and normal PCI is not.
quote: There are no collisions in PCI. PCI acts more like a token ring network.
quote: Whats the point of this? We already have enough PCI slots without needing to convert a PCIE 1x slot to PCI.
quote: Its not the motherboard manufacturer's fault, its the fact that PCI is fast enough for most consumer applications and that its been around for more than a decade. People love the PCI slot. It wont die for at least another 5 years.