Subject: Re: FDDI: PC/BIOS and MTU
To: Hal Murray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Richardson <email@example.com>
Date: 06/02/1999 11:03:48
>>>>> "Hal" == Hal Murray <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Hal> PCI slots are pretty expensive - after you include the connectors
Hal> and a share of the host bridge. By the time you get that far, it
Hal> makes sense to toss in a few more bells and whistles and make the
Hal> chip smart enough to do DMA. Or am I missing something?
Chips exist that do 4 slot PCI, while a lot of system vendors would like to
push one more connector on the board. So, they have been putting a non-bus-master,
no IRQ slot. Perfect for video cards. Now they put AGP slots instead.
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