suggestions for SATA RAID cards

David O'Brien obrien at
Thu Aug 24 18:19:41 UTC 2006

On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 11:13:37AM -0500, Nikolas Britton wrote:
> I agree. PCIe 8x is a faster bus and it's typically connected directly
> to the MCH (north bridge) unlike PCI-X which is stuck on the ICH
> (south bridge).

This would be for a Northbridge-based system (ie. Intel).  For AMD-based
motherboards, both PCI-X and PCI-e controlers usually sit the same
distance away the CPU's - one hop on the HyperTransport link.

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