2009 MAC Pro PCIe slots what were they thinking

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ekwipt, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. ekwipt macrumors 6502a

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    The PCIe thing has got me stumped, the old board had 4 pcie slots now the new one has 3? WTF?

    For video editing and Audio DAW work to get the right mix of internal cards is now pretty much impossible on a pro level on the same machine.

    PCIe x 16 Graphics cards (should have kept the older stlye ports or chnages to both the new ones i don't like the mix style)

    Slot 2 Areca Raid card or similar

    Slot 3 PCIe Sound Card

    Slot 4 :(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(

    Slot 4 Blackmagic design or Aja video capture card

    Slot 5 UAD2 or Scope excite DSP FX card

    So basically now you HAVE to have 2 machines, which some would argue that this is the only way a professional would run any studio, but come on this is at my home

    DAW:

    Slot 1 Graphics
    Slot 2 Audio
    Slot 3 DSP

    Video

    Slot 1 Graphics
    Slot 2 Raid Card
    Slot 3 Video Capture

    etc. :confused::apple::confused:
     
  2. Umbongo macrumors 601

    Umbongo

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    Location:
    England
    #2
    It still has 4, one is occupied by the base graphics card and is a PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot. (according to others)
     

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