Subject: Re: FDDI: PC/BIOS and MTU
To: Hal Murray <>
From: Michael Richardson <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/02/1999 11:03:48
>>>>> "Hal" == Hal Murray <> 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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