Does it Matter What PCIe Slot I Use?

Yes, the PCIe slot that you use for your expansion card does matter. This is because different PCIe slots have different throughput rates (speed) and lane width. Depending upon the throughput rate requirement of the expansion card, you should choose the relevant PCIe slot to plug it in. While PCIe slots and cards are backward …

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PCIe vs USB WiFi – Compared

PCIe vs USB WiFi - Compared

Desktop computers that come with onboard or built-in WiFi are rare. This leaves many users who wish to connect wirelessly with two popular options, either get a USB WiFi dongle or get a PCIe card. But the question is, when it comes to PCIe vs USB WiFi, which one is better? Basically, as far as …

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What are PCIe x1 Slots Used For?

What are PCIe x1 Slots Used For

Basically, a PCIe x1 slot is used to plug in low demanding PCIe expansion cards that do not have a very high throughput (transfer rate) such as Network Adapters, Port Expansion Cards, Sound Cards and Certain Riser Cards. PCIe x1 slot offers only one PCIe lane and thus has the lowest throughput (speed in layman’s …

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