2009 MAC Pro PCIe slots what were they thinking

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

  1. ekwipt macrumors 6502a

    Jan 14, 2008
    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


    Slot 1 Graphics
    Slot 2 Audio
    Slot 3 DSP


    Slot 1 Graphics
    Slot 2 Raid Card
    Slot 3 Video Capture

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


    Sep 14, 2006
    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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