Which expansion bus type is this?

Which video-based expansion bus was initially released by Intel in 1997 and has evolved into newer specifications that can support rates of up to 2 gigabytes per second? This expansion bus format isn’t included on new motherboards today, but the bus type is still supported on new video adapters available from a few manufacturers.




D) PCI Express

The answer: B) AGP

The Accelerated Graphics Port expansion bus is still supported for older computers, but the latest video cards take advantage of the faster PCI Express motherboard bus architecture.

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The expansion slots are the most modular part of the PC motherboard, but what are all of these different standards? This module will walk you through the most popular expansion slot bus types, such as PCI, PCIe, and AGP. Some older technologies, such as AMR and CNR will also be detailed.