Peripheral Component Interconnect.
For general presentation of the PCI bus, read PCI
How to identify and View
see HowToIdentifyADevice/PCI (lspci, PCI ids and more)
The PCI bus (which originally was a 32bits 33Mhz bus using PCI connector) has now many variants:
- Mini-PCI - smaller for laptop
CardBus - 32bits PC Card ('pcmcia')
- PCI-X - 64bits variant for servers, high-end workstation..
- PCI Express
- AGP is similar too
Alternative computer buses
- VLB (Vesa)