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Windows 7: Advanced Computer Theory..


27 Sep 2010   #1
joe7dust

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Advanced Computer Theory..

So.. I was looking at all the data rates involved between devices in motherboards and noticed it is quite lopsided.

You've got some things as slow as 10Mb/s and others as fast as 16GB/s (video)

What is so special about video cards and PCI-e 2.0 that lets a whopping 16GB/s pass through? (in theory)

Imagine if your whole motherboard and all components were made out of the stuff they make high-end video cards out of and could actually transfer data like vid. cards and the PCI-e bus does... just wow.

The only thing stopping this that I can think of is cost.. but surely there must be other reasons or rich gamers would be using this tech already?


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27 Sep 2010   #2
jimbo45

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
High speed Video (Full HD) requires a HUGE bandwidth -- if the Video bus is too slow then your screen will pause between refreshes giving either a flickering display or a pixellated output.

The next area to look for improvement is in the data transfer to DISK -- slow disks will KILL any system deader than the deadest dodo.

Of course to achieve these data speeds the CPU / Motherboard main data bus must be able to operate a fast enough speed to satisfy the data transfer requests.

Other data transfer requests such as Audio aren't so important and can operate magnitudes of order slower for example Network cards. However if you are Steaming HD video from the Net then even the network card will need a fast transfer rate.

Cheers
jimbo
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29 Sep 2010   #3
joe7dust

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I found evidence of my theory in the wild today. The highest high-end SSD drives use the PCI-e interface that video cards do. (or something very close to it.)
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29 Sep 2010   #4
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

yeah hence ssd will get you the wei to the highest rateing 7.2 or 7.5 above one day it will happen but ssd are super pricey

as the story goes a smaller one will just make your data transfer rate much much more faster then the normal 7200rpm drives if i was to get a ssd i would either get a 80 or 120 gb to keep the speed to full potential anything bigger would defeat the purpose
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30 Sep 2010   #5
joe7dust

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I've got a budget SSD, its got great random reads/writes so my OS its waaaay snappier now. It's only weakness is a slow sequential write so its not any better than SATA for large file copy. (not putting any huge files on a 64GB drive anyway) WEI gives me a 6.9 I almost cried. I would have a 7.4 otherwise lol. $100 for 64GB can't be beat right now though so I'm happy. But back to my OP... you guys think computers of the future will essentially be a collection of video card interfaces and speeds? That seems the way to go imo, all the best tech seems to be there. edit: OK What teh fluck...? I can't make paragraphs or spacing? Sorry for the wall of text.
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