Pedal to the bare metal

Which of these motherboard bus types is designed for servers and has a throughput of 1,064 MB/s?


B) PCI Express


D) miniPCI

E) If you paint red flames on the server case, do the applications look like they’re moving faster?

The answer: A) PCI-X

Since servers often require large bandwidths for networking and storage, an extension to the PCI standard was created to fill this need. Today, most servers will use PCI Express for their high-bandwidth applications.

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