How would you calculate the theoretical throughput of a bus?
A) Bus width x CPU clock speed
B) Installed RAM in bytes x bus clock speed
C) Bus width x bus clock speed
D) Installed RAM in bytes x CPU clock speed
E) Just look at the speedometer. Try to keep it under the limit next time.
The answer: C) Bus width x bus clock speed
The speed of a system bus is independent of any installed memory or individual processor speeds.
Want to know more? Watch “Bus Architectures and Expansion Slots.”|
An important consideration of the very first IBM personal computer was including standardized expansion slots so the end-user could customize their system. In this video, you’ll learn about bus architectures and expansion slots, including PCI, PCI Express, AGP, and CardBus.