Road its for people who dont have spare PCI-E slots, like those with video cards that take two slots,SLi or those on matx mobos with a extra pci slot etc.
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5/30/09 at 8:13am
PCI is in no way dying it will be here for several years to come to complement PCI Ex . There is just not any use for PCI express for soundcards, network cards etc currently
But for me the primary reason I want PCI is because on most mainboards that allows you to set it separately at the lowest part of the case instead of closer to the video card. Even on modern mainboards you have more liberty with PCI. And it´s an old and proven standard which works
|I have a feeling that once the DSPs and processors are native to PCI-Express protocol, the change will come quick.|
Furthermore, and correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think the PCIe (at its current state) offer any real benefit(s) over the PCI for sound cards.