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Questions tagged [pcie]

An abbreviation for Peripheral Component Interconnect Express. For questions related to the connectivity between a motherboard and its bus devices (e.g., a graphics card).

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Performant M.2 SATA PCIe Adapter Card That Takes Multiple M.2 SSDs—Preferably RAID-capable

I’ve found a product that I may want to purchase since I have spare M.2 SATA SSDs lying around: StarTech.com PEXM2SAT3422 I’m hoping to find out if something better exists out on the market. ...
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Is a Deep Learning + High Performance Workstation impossible with current hardware offerings? (Late 2018)

I would like a desktop computer which is fast and snappy for common "power user" workflows (eg. coding IDEs, 20+ Chrome tabs, Blender, Audio Editing, Web/File Server, Backup server) and also has the ...
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8-Port SATA PCIex4 non-raid?

I would like to add some SATA ports to older servers (2 x PCIe x4, 1 x PCIe x 8) and I need to be able to use the max. speed of the HDDs attached to them - in parallel/all at the same time. The HDDs ...
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Advice for what wireless card to buy for old motherboard

I have an old gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R motherboard. On it there is also written "FSB1333 Multi Core CPU...". I want to install a wireless card, but I am not sure on what models are compatible because I ...
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Ryzen-based platform for productivity

I am kind of lost when it comes to the "Pro" segment of system building, and I have trouble choosing a suitable platform, specially when everytime I search for something I get bombarded with gaming ...
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Laptop to Desktop PCI-E passthrough Thunderbolt 3

I currently have a laptop and a desktop PC, one for work, one for games, and I wish to use the same peripherals for both using TB3 somehow. The ideal solution would be to have a Thunderbolt 3 ...
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SSD M.2 NVMe PCIe

I have a Lenovo Thinkstation E32 and I want to install an SSD to speed up my computer, but I got stuck on some specifications such as SSD M.2 and SSD M.2 NVMe. I read that NVMe is more powerful than ...
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15-25 port SATA to USB C or PCIe adapter?

I'm setting up a storage server in a typical (albeit very large) computer case. I have like 20 2 TB SATA hard drives, and I want to connect all of them to one motherboard. The most ports I found on a ...
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M.2 NVMe x4 adapter card for PCIe x1 slot

I am trying to find something that is exceptionally weird and bizarre. I want to use a M.2 NVMe x4 SSD in a PCI-Express x1 slot. x4 NVMe SSDs directly use PCIe bus protocol, and so can be directly ...
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How to use NVLink instead of PCIe / Override PCIe Lanes? [closed]

Everywhere on internet i read about NVLink is more powerful than PCI lanes connection. OK, right. But now, i would use this power on my future computer for deeplearning (especially Resnet/TensorFlow ...
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Low profile PCI-E 5ghz wireless card on Linux?

As per subject I'm looking for a 5ghz low profile PCI-E wireless card supported on Linux. I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 with HWE. Any recommendation? Thanks!
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PCIe SSD, SATA SSD or Hard disk drives for a 10-workers server?

For a server aimed to centralize the documents of a 10-people team, which kind of media would you advise to have a system that is both responsive and reliable? I want the server not hanging and that ...
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Threadripper X399 motherboard: questions about PCI lanes and RAID

I am looking for a Threadripper-capable X399 motherboard for a video editing computer. I am looking specifically at two features, which I'm not clear whether they have or not: 1) I need to install a ...
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2xGPU configuration upgrade

I have the following hardware configuration: PSU: Corsair HX1200i CPU: Inter Core i7-6800K 3.4 MHz GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1080Ti (Pascal) RAM: Corsair Vengeance (DDR4) 32GB, 2666MHz SSD: M.2 Samsung 960 500 ...
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SAS/SATA PCIe Controller Card

I’m looking for an affordable SAS/SATA PCIe controller card that I can use only PC. I have 4 x 3TB 3.5” SATA hard drives and want to be able to use them on the new card. I have read a review of ...
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What is exactly GPU dimension [closed]

I wonder that what is the distance between top of PCIe x 16 connector and top of GPU card? I think it has a constant value, so if constant value, it will be recommended in any document, but I can't ...
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half mini/mini PCIe to PCIe Adapter

I'm looking for a 1x PCIe Adapter supporting half mini and mini PCIe wireless network card Quality components Transparent (No additional drivers needed etc) 3 antenna connector preferred (2 minimum) ...
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LGA1366 Motherboard compatiable with Xeon E5640 Quad Core CPU?

I'm looking for a motherboard that is compatible with the CPU in question, but it must be with in my $130 Budget. I'm looking for a board suitable for budget gaming. The board must have: 2+ DDR3/...
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A reasonably-priced Thunderbolt PCIe enclosure

I am looking to play some games on my MacBook Pro and would like to add an external GPU to it. Searching around I found that a Thunderbolt to PCIe enclosure works fine for that purpose, however all ...
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6x Dual Slot GPUs on SM 2028GR-TRHT

I am not extremely familiar with hardware. This question might be easy to answer. This server has been advertised to handle 6 GPUs. My question is that can it support 6 Dual Slot/Double Width GPUs (...
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Adapter between PCIe versions/sizes?

On my motherboard I have a PCIe v1.0 x16 slot. According to Wikipedia, it's able to transfer at ~4 GB/s. I'm thinking of getting a PCIe SSD (for example, this one), which is limited to ~3.8 GB/s. ...
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Standard ATX power supply but powered from 12V

I'm searching for an ATX power supply which is powered by a 12V input. Peak power 300W. Outputs: 1 standard ATX mainboard connector 1 4-pin cpu power connector 1 6-pin PCI-E power connector 2 SATA ...
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Mid/high end graphic card with no power draw from PCIe slot (6/8pin only)

Typical graphic card draws power from PCIe slot (up to 75W) and the rest is taken from auxiliary 6 or 8 pin connectors (PEG). I have a non-conforming motherboard that says "25W max" on PCIe slot, ...
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PCI(e?) Wireless Card - Allows multiple connections to single router

I'm moving my desktop PC from the basement, to the living room (oh happy day!). The spot I've picked does not have access to an Ethernet port, so I'm shopping around for a pci/e wifi card that will do ...
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PCIe v2.0 -> PCIe 3.0 for 10GbE network card? [closed]

I have scenario where I'm plugging an Intel X520-DA2 into an Asus Maximus VIII Hero Alpha and at each attempt to post, I get a "55" readout on the motherboard LED. When I remove the card the system ...
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Adding a wireless NIC to a Debian router

I'm looking for a wireless network card to add to my Debian router. I'll be using it to create an access point, so it has to have a chipset that supports AP mode on linux. It can be PCIe x1 or PCI and ...
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HBA with flash backed cache and FreeBSD driver? ( for use with FreeNAS)

I'm looking for an HBA with write caching, and data loss protection for the cache, that's suitable for FreeNAS. The disks will mainly be writing/sync, so fast write response is useful. Its easy to ...
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Wi-Fi Adapter for PC

I am choosing Wi-Fi adapter for my PC, the mo-bo is Asus z170 gaming pro and wonder which card to choose or whether go with nano usb stick like TP-Link TL-WN725N nano. I'll be sitting in the same room ...
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PCIe Network Card through USB-C

The razer blade stealth supports connecting 16x PCIe graphics card through the USB-C port with external graphics card bays such as the razer core. I'm looking for a PCIe bay (through the usb-c port) ...
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How much practical benefit from SATA III to PCIe SSD upgrade if PCIe at half bandwidth? [closed]

In another question, I asked how one specific difference between the Dell E7470 and the Lenovo T460s affects performance. Based on other differences between these two notebooks, I'm leaning towards ...
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Is dual-channel memory or PCIe NVMe SSD more important for overall performance? [closed]

I am currently looking for a new 14" notebook and I'm choosing between the Dell E7470 and the Lenovo T460s. (Unfortunately I cannot post links to these due to <10 reputation.) Other differences ...
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multiple Ethernet cards on one mother board [closed]

I want to do some maths in terms of the max number of Ethernet adapters a motherboard can take for each port to function without any deterioration. As I'm planning to plug in multiple Ethernet cards(e....
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Thunderbolt options for ASUS Z10PE-16/4L

I'd like to add Thunderbolt I/O to an ASUS Z10PE-D16/4L motherboard. Hopefully through a PCIe card. It seems ASUS ThunderboltEX II isn't compatible, and HP Thunderbolt-2 PCIe 1-Port I/O Card F3F43AT ...
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Can I use my Samsung 950 pro PCIe SSD directly into my x16 slot? [closed]

I am about to purchase a Samsung 950 Pro PCIe SSD. I have a MSI 970A motherboard. I am wondering if I can insert the 950 pro stick directly into one of the x16 slots. I read online that PCIe slots ...
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Mini-PCIe card to read RAM of a device

In a security assessment, the following statements were given: Threat: Spoof a device and modify RAM to add program code and change data. Skill: Simple training of a unskilled person Since an ...
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How Do I Go From PCI-E 16 To PCI Graphics?

I have this mini-itx motherboard with a PCI-E 16 slot. I also have an old all-in-one PC that I am refurbishing/upgrading with this motherboard. The screen is connected to a PCI graphics card via a ...
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SSD to work with PCIe

I recently got a new (to me) computer. It was a workhorse computer from a few years ago. I'm trying to rig it up to work with an SSD in its new life with me. Currently the motherboard has SATA II ...
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recommendation for 10g sfp+ NICs

I am looking to develop a 10Gbps ethernet system on a Kintex-7 FPGA. I want the FPGA to communicate with a PC for monitoring the data, configuration, etc., at 10Gbps. I am using a PC with Intel i7, 2 ...
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What is the best drive supported by the MSI GE62 Apache Pro-004?

I did a lot of research, but the more I study about the M.2 slots the more I am getting confused. Can any one tell me which M.2 SSDs the MSI GE62 Apache Pro-004 supports? The specifications page ...
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PCIe to Thunderbolt on Linux

So I've been Googling forever and can't seem to find any info on this. I would like to know if there is a PCIe-to-Thunderbolt card that works with Linux (if there are drivers for it). Has anyone ...
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Economical solution for time synchronization (+/-200ns)?

I'm looking for hardware (or dedicated server options) that enable time synchronization to within +/-200ns of UNIX Epoch. I've started looking at GPS referenced bus level timing (PCIe) in the $2500 ...
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Smallest PCIe 4x box?

I'm looking to build a small FFmpeg based video encoder using a BlackMagic Intensity Pro 4K capture card. This card requires a PCIe 4x slot. What's the smallest motherboard/case combination that ...