Are you sure that’s a real bus?

You need to install a high-end video capture adapter into a desktop computer. What kind of adapter card interface would be most appropriate for this purpose?

A) Peripheral Component Interconnect Express

B) Industry Standard Architecture

C) Accelerated Graphics Port

D) Peripheral Component Interconnect

E) Super-fast Video Prime Time Awesome

The answer: A) Peripheral Component Interconnect Express

The PCI Express bus is the fastest and most flexible adapter type for systems that have high-bandwidth needs. On an x16 PCI Express 3.0 bus, the total bandwidth is about 32 gigabytes per second!

Want to know more? Watch “Adapter Cards.”

With adapter cards, we can customize our computers, add new capabilities, and upgrade their features. In this video, you’ll learn about adapter card architectures and the use of adapter cards to extend computer video, multimedia, I/O, and communications.