PCI，short for Peripheral Computer Interconnect, is a very powerful and vital component which can bring us a lot of conveniences. For many years, PCI slots have been indispensible parts for our computers. PCI slots, used by enormous digital devices, are so widely applied in our daily life that we may not pay much attention to them. When it comes to connecting sound, video and network cards to a motherboard, the first thing we can think of is the PCI slot, which has been proved to be very powerful and useful.
However, nothing is perfect. PCI is no exception. With the rapid development of science and technology, PCI can no longer satisfy people’s demanding requirements. Video cards, sound cards and network have become more and more versatile and faster, but PCI has not improved at all. On the other hand, people need a device which can help them deal with more digital resources in a quicker and more powerful way. PCI can not satisfy such demands for its width has been fixed at 32 bits and it can only deal with 5 devices simultaneously. The newer device, 64-bit PCI-X bus, has more bandwidth, but it has some other issues to cope with.
Therefore, PCI-E emerges as required. It gets rid of most of PCI’s disadvantages and benefit people in a broader way. It is equipped with more bandwidth. Moreover, it is compatible with all operating systems in existence. As a result, PCI-E has been immediately and widely received by the majority. It is able to deal with much more devices at a time and operate in a more efficient way. People have no need to worry about the large amount of digital resources pouring in. PCI-E is designed to improve the process efficiency of digital resources and enjoys popularity among consumers.