What is PCI frequency for a RAID card? Tags: NAS / RAID PCI Components Product Last response: August 29, 2002 7:44 AM in Components Share Vince604 August 28, 2002 2:17:00 AM I've seen 33MHz and 66MHz PCI frequency for RAID cards and am wondering what that speed is for? More about : pci frequency raid card upec August 28, 2002 5:28:59 AM A regular PCI bus is capable of of moving 133MB/sec of data since it is a 32 bit bus running at 33MHz. Vince604 August 28, 2002 6:08:42 AM So a RAID card that has a PCI frequency of 33MHz is enough for anyone that isn't using a dual processor mobo? Then 66MHz is double? and only useful for dual mobos? Related resources Sata Raid Card on PCI 32-bit / 33MHz - What option do I have? - Forum Is it possible to boot from a pci raid card with an old computer. - Forum What frequency for PCI-e??? - Forum What shouldthe PCI-Express frequency be at? - Forum Sata RAID 5 PCI Card Options - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer upec August 28, 2002 5:06:00 PM Some device already need more bandwidth than regular PCI can offer so 66MHz bus should be benifit to single processor box too. Vince604 August 28, 2002 8:52:12 PM What you mean? But isn't the motherboard or chipset limiting the bandwidth? I mean for example a regular P4 motherboard can either handle 100/133MB/s which would be 33MHz vs a dual Xeon Motherboard which should be able to handle double that?.. Crashman August 29, 2002 3:21:08 AM 66MHz cards are backwards compatable to 33MHz. 66MHz slots are used on server and workstation boards. <font color=blue>You're posting in a forum with class. It may be third class, but it's still class!</font color=blue> Vince604 August 29, 2002 3:41:21 AM Yes and server boards are usually dual processing boards correct? I'm trying to figure if I need a 66MHz RAID card or a 33MHz RAID card because that affects the prices. and I'm using a Gigabyte GA-8IHXP mobo. Crashman August 29, 2002 3:46:23 AM For that board and other PC boards, all slots operate at 33MHz, so there is no advantage to the 66MHz card. <font color=blue>You're posting in a forum with class. It may be third class, but it's still class!</font color=blue> Vince604 August 29, 2002 7:44:49 AM Alright perferct then. Thanks that's all I needed to know. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedasus p5p41c pci-e 16x what graphics card to use? Forum raid 1 silicon 3132 pci express card slow Forum SolvedWhat's the difference between dedicated / Pci Lan card & on board / built in one Forum SolvedWhat is the best graphics card I can buy and install on my EVGA 790i Digital PWN FTW motherboard? It is a PCI-e2/8GB RAM Forum Dual PCI video cards, one is fixed frequency, can't get di.. Forum Dual PCI video cards, one is fixed frequency, can't get di.. Forum SolvedAsue P5k-e Wi-fi Add in raid card Pci or Pcie Forum SolvedHow are you supposed to know what PCI-e speed your graphics card can handle? Forum SolvedWhat are the dimensions of the Gigabyte nVidia GTX650Ti 2GB PCI-e Graphics Card? Forum SolvedDefault PCI-e frequency too high ? Forum Solvedwhat is the best graphics card to get for the pci express slot x16 version 1.0 guys? Please help me Forum SolvedWhat happens if you put a PCI-E 2.0 card in a 1.0 slot? Forum SolvedWhat's PCI & PCIe card Forum Software RAID with PCI controller card installed? Forum Solvedhow to know what graphics card i have in my pc?i have a windows xp operating system sp3 and processor intel pentium dual core Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !