Internal Interfaces Summary

The following table summarises the various interface standards for internal host adapter cards, in use as at mid-1998:

Standard Typical uses Burst DTR Outlook
ISA Sound cards, modems 2 MBps to 8.33 MBps Expected to be phased out by late 1999
EISA Network, SCSI adapters 33 MBps Almost entirely phased out; superseded by PCI
PCI Graphics cards, SCSI adapters, new generation sound cards 133 MBps

(standard 32-bit, 33MHz bus)

Standard add-in peripheral bus
AGP Graphics cards 528 MBps

(2x mode)

Standard in all Intel-based PCs from the Pentium II; co-exists with PCI