BEST powered usb 3 or 3.1 hub for gaming - chipsets?

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    Asmedia tend to be the go these days, same as what's on Ryzen boards/built into their chipset.
    Although for best compatibility buy a pcie card with a shit load of ports powered by an NEC/Renesas chipset.
     
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    can't really go wrong with StarTech.
     
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    I have never, never, seen a hub that delivers the power to meet specs for each port. Never. I do not know how the hub makers justify the bs they pump out.
    I haven't kept track of USB specs since USB3.0, however:

    USB2 is 5V, 500mA
    USB3.0 is 5V, 900mA

    now.. I dare ya to find a powered USB hub that has a power adapter that puts out enough amps to adequately supply EACH port their respective mA. Like I said, have never found one, ever.
    Sure, it may not affect you, but it will once you start plugging in phones and ex.hdds.

    That last one you linked super kermit, has 5x USB3.0 + 2x USB3.1. Did a quick google, apparently USB3.x still is 900mA; so.. that's 7x 0.9A = 6.3A needed. A quick google of the specs from Startech shows the power adapter only puts out 3A, not quite half.
     
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    Yeah but that power adapter is 3A at 12V - so 12 x 3 = 36W.

    The total draw of the entire powered hub will indeed be 6.3A, but at 5V - so 5 x 6.3 = 31.5W. There are buck converters in the hub to handle conversion, so a little loss there also.

    My go-to for Hubs is Orico - well-priced and well-built. This is my usual unit, but there are seven- and fifteen-port options also.
     

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