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.
Laptops provide very limited access to the internal expansion bus on the motherboard, so the industry has created specialized expansion bus interfaces that can be accessed from the outside. Which of these interface descriptions would NOT be found on the outside of a portable device?
You’d like to upgrade your video card, and you want to use the fastest possible bus architecture. Of these choices, which bus architecture has the highest throughput?
Which of these computer bus types are specifically designed to provide an interface for video adapters?
The size limitations of laptops require that they have specialized expansion options that can extend the capabilities of the computer. Which one of these expansion bus types aren’t usually associated with laptop or portable computers?
During an annual network planning session, you’ve found a number of older Ethernet networks that are connected by 10-BASE2 coaxial cable. What might be some reasons for replacing this older bus network topology for another type (pick two)?
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.
Which drive technology uses terminators to signal the “end” of the bus?
A computer contains many different devices, including keyboards, memory, and network ports. What method does a computer use to keep track of these devices and locate them on the bus?
What kind of adapter card architecture is used by the network card in the picture?