Onboard Motherboard Firewire Vs PCI Firewire

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Onboard Motherboard Firewire Vs PCI Firewire

Post by Alligator4480 » Thu Mar 11, 2004 7:50 am

Hi there,

I`ve just bought a P4P800D, and it comes with a Firewire Port onboard. Two months ago I bought the Pinnacle PCI Firewire Card thinking I would eventually need it.

Is there any reason/advantage to installing the PCI card when its already on the motherboard? (other than having 3 more ports). I feel wasteful if I don`t use it, and it just sits in the closet....


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Post by Apoptosis » Thu Mar 11, 2004 9:51 am

I can't think of any good reasons to keep it off the top of my head. Many users hardly ever use firewire, but it's nice to have one just in case! ;)

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Post by rishdi » Tue May 25, 2004 8:43 am

If you don't use firewire, no point of installing it.

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Post by Immortal » Tue May 25, 2004 2:28 pm

some say oboard is better because theres less latency to the motherboard and it has more bandwidth, maybe theres some truth in that, lets say 1% or 2% extra performance, not visible to real world performance....

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Post by infinitevalence » Tue May 25, 2004 5:47 pm

On board is just as good as pci most of the time. You might seem higher cpu usage but thats about all. Sell the firewire card get your cash back and spend it on the missess :)
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