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What is this adapter called?

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I think the name is "riser card".

Riser card Wikipedia

A riser card is a printed circuit board that picks up a multitude of signal lines (often bused) via a single connector (usually an edge connector) on a mainboard and distributes them via dedicated connectors on the card.

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yes. Riser cards are meant to use full height cards in cases with reduced height. They are often made for their specific case, and cant be used on other boards. –  Posipiet Feb 22 '11 at 12:19
    
Gosh, if I didn't know any better, I swear the photo reminds me of my IBM PS/2... I'm pretty sure it is! –  Corey S. Feb 22 '11 at 13:22

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