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PCI Express x1 Network Card on PCI Express x8 slot

I have a Fujitsu Primergy TX100 S2 server and I want to add more network cards. The only PCI slot is already occupied with a NIC. I have available one PCI Express x4 slot and two PCI Express x8 slots. ...
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PCI Epress Ethernet Switch : what's the point?

How is this kind of card used ? Is it used to make a computer used as a real switch ? Or does it just bring 4 NICs ? I want to use a server as router (need 4 NICs) can I use this card ? Are the ...
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PCI-Express hierarchical architecture — where is the weakest node

I'm wondering about the fact, that PCI architecture is hierarchical. Therefore, even if I have two PCIx4 slots, it's possible that I will not be able to fully utilize it, because the slots will ...
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PCI Express x4 network card into PCI-Express x16 slot?

Is it possible to plug in PCIe x4 NIC into PCIe x16 slot?