What is CardBus?

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CardBus is the latest enhancement to the PCMCIA 5.0 or later. PMCIA stands for Asociación Internacional de Tarjetas de Memoria. CardBus was introduced in 1995 and present in laptops from late 1997 onward. The main purpose of CardBus was to extend the existing PCMCIA bus to allow more powerful devices, and also provide support for 32 Bit I/O. CardBus includes bus mastering, which allows a controller on the bus to talk to other devices or memory without going through the CPU. CardBus also has the ability to operate at speeds up to 33MHz....

What is AGP Pro?

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AGP Pro was launched in 1998 as an AGP interface extension specification for advanced workstations. AGP Pro bus is a specification that provides a direct connection between the graphics adapter and memory. It has a larger slot, with more voltage pins for high-consumption 3D video cards. The AGP Pro is compatible with the previous versions of the AGP bus.

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What is AGP?

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AGP is the short for Accelerated Graphics Port. It was designed in 1997 as a successor to PCI type connections. AGP is a high-speed point-to-point channel for attaching a video card to a computer’s motherboard, primarily to assist in the acceleration of 3D graphics.

AGP is commonly used for games that require the image displayed on the monitor is calculated from a data stream, rather than simply passed through the computer like a television signal....

What is the difference between ISA and PCI?

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ISA is an old technology that has been replaced by PCI, PCIe and so on. ISA slots are usually black, long and the gold contacts are large. PCI slots are light-colored, usually white, shorter and smaller.

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What is conventional PCI?

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PCI stands for Peripheral Component Interconnect. PCI is a parallel bus architecture developed in 1992 for desktop and server applications. PCI slots are provided for the Expansion Cards. Expansion cards like Graphics Card, TV Tuner Card, USB Card provide you more facilities.

PCI has evolved into several variations (PCI, PCI-X, PCMCIA, CardBus, CompactPCI, etc.), all parallel bus technologies, to meet the specific requirements of its many applications....

What is ISA?

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ISA stands for Industry Standard Architecture. ISA was introduced in 1981 as a type of bus used in PCs for adding expansion cards. ISA is one of the oldest forms of an expansion slot on a computers motherboard. ISA original 8-bit version.

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What is an Expansion Slot?

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Expansion slots are long narrow sockets in a computer into which an expansion card can be inserted. Nearly all personal computers except portables contain expansion slots for adding more memory, graphics capabilities, and support for special devices.

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