A groove is a opening or one slit . Coming from French rainure, the term is often used to refer to channel which enables insert or assemble a piece .
PCI , meanwhile, is an acronym created from the English expression Peripheral Component Interconnect (in our language, Interconnection of Peripheral Components ). This is called a bus which allows the connection of accessories or components to the motherboard of a computer (computer).
A PCI slot therefore it is a open space in a motherboard (also known as motherboard , Motherboard , motherboard or mainboard ) that is used for connect expansion cards . Before moving forward, it is important to clarify several concepts.
A bus It is a system composed of cables, integrated circuits, capacitors, resistors and other elements that allow the transfer of data between the parts of a computer. A expansion card On the other hand, it is a device with chips and controllers that is used to increase the capabilities of a computer.
In the PCI slot , are inserted PCI cards . There are multiple types of cards expansion that can be connected in the PCI slot.
Many graphics cards (video cards , video boards , video adapters or Display adapters ), for example, can be inserted into the PCI slot. This kind of expansion card processes the data it receives from the CPU and converts them into information that can represent the display .
The PCI slot can also receive the network card (network adapter , network card ), to mention another possibility. This component is for the computer to connect to a computer network .