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Curious about 1.0 Gbps NIC on PCI interface (even PCIe-1X) & achieveing gigabit speed

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So I'm fairly curious abou this...

We have a mix of workstaion with embedded gigabit NICs compared with 100 Mbps NICs. I was looking to upgrade the non-gigabit ones with PCI gigabit cards. Now doesn't the standard PCI slot only give you 133-256 MB/sec? while gigabit = 1,204 MB/sec? So in theory gigabit networking is not even obtainable. The workstations in question are Dell Vostro 200s.

Then I thought OK, why not use the PCIExpress-1x slot... but then remembered 1 lane speed only equals 250 MB/sec right? So then I got to more thinking what the @#$(*! is the point?

So anyone have any suggestions?

1 final question - what is the through throughput/bandwidth of an embedded NIC? Such as Intel Gigabit NIC on a Dell OptiPlex, etc.?

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