PCI Express has lasted more than a decade, and faster speeds should extend its longevity as a key enabler of computing power. Also coming: adaptations for the mobile market.
Plextor announces its new M6e solid-state drive that uses the PCI Express interface to offer ultrahigh performance.
Intel's high-speed communications technology is pitted against strong incumbent interfaces -- and the nascent PCI Express Cable could provide more competition.
The update addresses compatibility, but may break some plug-in features.
The memory specialist says its RAIDDrive Upstream will transfer a gigabyte of data per second and could ship by April. It's showing the device at CeBIT.
Looking to add superfast Wi-Fi speed to your Windows desktop? Asus' PCE-AC66 adapter is the way to go.
OCZ announces its hybrid drive, which combines an SSD and a laptop hard drive on a PCIe add-on board.
Even if it's a relative power hog, the Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 brings so much speed and utility to the table it's hard for us to recommend another midrange 3D card. Only the particularly power conscious or those who play games with known multichip scaling issues should look elsewhere.
If you care more about HD movie watching than gaming and you need a new video card for the task today, we recommend a 3D card like this EVGA with Nvidia's newest mainstream graphics chip. Gamers can get more performance value from Nvidia's higher-end 8800 cards, but for anyone, it would be a good idea to wait to see what's new from ATI in just a few short weeks.
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