What exactly is PCI Express (or PCIe®) and how does it impact a modern, professional workstation?
The acronym stands for Peripheral Component Interconnect Express, which is a technical way of describing a common, general-purpose interface (or bus) on a motherboard for connecting add-on devices. This is often called a ‘slot’ on the motherboard. Slots allow you to customize workstations with task-oriented components such as Wi-Fi adapters, hard drives and, perhaps most importantly for this discussion, graphics cards (GPUs).
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