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|EISA||Network, SCSI adapters||33 MBps||Almost entirely phased out; superseded by PCI|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
|Standard in all Intel-based PCs from the Pentium II; co-exists with PCI|
- What Is The System Bus?
- ISA Bus – Industry Standard Architecture
- Local Bus Interfaces
- PCI Bus Interfaces
- What is AGP and AGP Pro?
- Internal Interfaces Summary
- PCI-X Interfaces
- PCI Express Interfaces
- IDE Interfaces
- EIDE Interfaces
- Hard Disks – What IS ATA and Ultra ATA?
- Serial ATA (SATA) interface guide
- SCSI Explained – With Pictures
- SCSI Interface Evolution
- Fibre Channel Interfaces
- Hard Disks – What is Serial Storage Architecture?
- I/O Interface Standards
- How It Works: The Idea and Technology Behind USB
- IEEE 1394 Interfaces
- USB 2.0 Intefaces
- FireWire 800 Interfaces