IO Port Cards Archive

Reviews of the Best PCIe Serial Port (Adapter) Cards

Very few interfaces have the rich, varied history of the serial port. They get there name from the way they transfer data. Just a single bit at a time, in a series. Serial technology laid the foundation for our modern communication protocols. USB stands for Universal Serial Bus. SATA stands for Serial ATA, which stands for Serial AT Attachment, which (strangely enough) stands for Serial …

Best PCIe Parallel Adapter Cards

The Parallel port, or as you may know it the “printer port,” was in use with computers as early as 1981. The port remained in use all the way until 1996 when it was superseded by the USB standard. If you were using computers in the 90s, you’ll quickly recognize its massive 25 pin socket. The port was widely used as it was very inexpensive …

Best Internal PCI-Express Video Capture Cards

Having the ability to record or stream video footage can bring an assortment of benefits no matter who you are. Whether you’re a hardcore gamer, an amateur filmmaker, or just someone trying to record their favorite television shows, one of the best ways to do this is with a PCI-express video capture card. Rather than being connected externally via USB or Thunderbolt, a PCI-express video …

In-Depth Review of the AVerMedia GC573 Live Gamer 4K

Streaming and recording games is more popular than ever. About 100 million people subscribe to streaming sites like Twitch. People who aren’t using Twitch may instead be streaming through their console, or uploading straight to YouTube. It’s not hard to find hundreds of people who’ve made jobs out of their gaming, or taken their hobbies to new levels with better hardware. Playing modern games can …